The accused who pleaded not guilty to the charges against him was sentenced to two years behind bars with no fine option.
The accused who was arrested at his Benin residence was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on February 21, 2013.
Ovenseri's sentencing was given by Justice P. I. Ajoku who found him guilty of a two-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents, the Daily Post reports.
Part of the accused count charge reads, “that you Amegor Ovenseri, on or about the 18th day of January, 2013, at Siluko road, Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Honorable court did with conspire with one Ede Amegor to commit felony to wit: obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 8a of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.
His not-guilty plea was however not enough to stay the hand of the court in its discharge of justice.
He was sentenced to two years in prison without an option of fine on each charge.