Nigerian Court Sentences Man To 175years Imprisonment
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Nigerian Court Sentences Man To 175years Imprisonment
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced a fake oil magnate, Dr. Vincent Ayigor, to a total number of 175 years imprisonment for duping an American, Joseph Crews, the sum of $629,287 in a crude oil supply scam.
Justice A. T. Mohammed on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, convicted and sentenced Ayigor after he was found guilty of all the 25 charges brought against him by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Ayigor was arraigned, alongside his company, Vanyigor Concepts Limited, before Justice M. A. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on December 7, 2016 on 25-count charges bordering on conspiracy, uttering, forgery and obtaining money by false pretences
One of the counts reads: “That you Dr. Vincent Anyigor, Vanyigor Concepts Limited and others at large on or about the 15th day of October, 2010 at PH, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defr*ud, obtained a sum of $243,000 from one Joseph I. Crews, an American citizen, as part payment of the cost price for the logistics to supply them 6million barrels of Bonny Light Crude Oil, which you claimed to have the capability to deliver to them, which pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(b) of the Advance Fee Fr*ud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.
In his judgment, Justice Mohammed found Anyigor guilty of all the 25 charges, convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on each of the counts, totaling 175 which are to run concurrently from the date of arrest.
In addition, the court ordered the convict and his company to pay the sum of $629,267.00 as restitution to the victim, Joseph Crews and Aumenta Holdings Inc of the United States of America (USA).
He also ordered that Vanyigor Concepts Limited be wound up.
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