A man who duped an 81-year old woman of N27 million has been sentenced to jail.
A notorious fraudster, Emmanuel Osita, also known as Chuks, has been sentenced to three years in jail for duping an 81-year-old woman of the sum of N27 million.
He was handed down the sentence by Justice Lawal Akapo of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, after he was dragged to the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), charged with two-counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
Osita's date with jail began when the woman, Veronica Okonkwo, sent a petition oto the anti-graft agency, intimating them of the convict, a commercial tri-cyclist (Keke Marwa) operator, had conspired with others still at large, and falsely represented to the victim that they had the capacity to produce local and foreign currencies from pieces of papers by dipping them into mercury.
The body told the court that Osita and his accomplices hoodwinked the 81-year-old woman to let go the sum of N120, 000.00 as registration fee with a mercury company prior to the procurement of the chemical.
The octogenarian was also induced to sell her property in Festac Town, Lagos, for N27 million and the proceeds appropriated by the convict and his partners-in-crime.
Upon his arrest, the convict was arraigned on 1st July, 2014. He subsequently pleaded guilty after making restitution to the victim; including the property valued at N27 million as the alleged buyer forfeited same to the victim.