A person convicted of felony impersonation and fraud, Jamiu Isiaka has narrated how he spent the cash he took from his sufferer.
Isiaka was sentenced to twenty-eight years for impersonating presidential aide, Femi Adesina after he was discovered responsible of defrauding a South Korean, Keun Sig Kim of $88,521, which amounted to about N30 million on the time.
Based on NAN, Isiaka informed the Kwara State Excessive Court docket sitting in Ilorin on Thursday that he spent the cash to make some sacrifices for the petitioner.
“A part of the cash was used to purchase a vulture, elephant pores and skin, elephant intestines, the cranium of a lion, and liver of a gorilla; all used as components for the sacrifice,” he had stated.
In June 2019, the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) had arraigned the defendant on 4 counts, however he pleaded not responsible to all.
However Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar on Thursday held that the prosecution had tendered sufficient proof to persuade the courtroom that the defendant was responsible as charged.
The courtroom discovered Isiaka responsible of the fees levelled in opposition to him and was subsequently sentenced to seven years in jail on every depend, to run concurrently.
The decide additionally ordered the forfeiture of some properties recovered from the convict to the Nigerian authorities.
The properties, which have been discovered to be proceeds of crime embody a four-bedroomed bungalow situated at Oke-Foma, Ilorin; a Toyota Corolla automotive; a plasma tv; house theatre; freezer; generator; washer, and an air conditioner.
The courtroom additionally ordered restitution to the sufferer of the crime.
Based on the prosecution, Isiaka had introduced himself because the Particular Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; and likewise as a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), the late Maikanti Baru, to Kim, a South Korean, to defraud him.
Isiaka deceived the overseas nationwide to gather numerous sums of cash below the pretence of securing for his sufferer a advertising and marketing kind and licence certificates authorised by the NNPC, to purchase crude oil in Nigeria.
The counsel for the EFCC, O. B. Akinsola tendered proof on how the defendant obtained the sum of $88,521 from his sufferer, below the guise of serving to him to obtain a contract.
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