An Oredo Magistrate court has jailed a 61-year-old estate agent, Dennis Ogbeide, for defrauding one Lawani Kayode of N6, 188,000.The convict was said to have obtained the money under the pretense of executing a project through a body known as “Brotherhood.”Police Prosecutor, ASP. Sylvester Omor, said the project was for building of a secondary school in Asaba, Delta State.Omor told the court that the convict committed the crime between June 2013 and February 2016.
The convict, who earlier pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge bothering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing on his first day of his arraignment, later begged the court that he was now guilty of all the charges against him.Omor said the offence contravened section 516, 419 and 390 (9) of the criminal code cap 48, VoI. II laws of the defunct Bendel state of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.Presiding Magistrates, Mrs. C.A. Nwoha, sentenced the convict to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.Uwoha further ruled that the convict imprisonment would serve as deterrent to others.
Source : The Nation