The Federal High Court in Maitama, Abuja, has sentenced Ukoh Michael Odeh, a suspected ‘Yahoo Boy’, to one year in jail after he fizzled to account for the whole of N6 million found in his account, as charged by the EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Command.
Equity O.A. Egwuatu managed over the case, where the litigant, Ukoh Michael Odeh, found himself entrapped in lawful inconvenience after the EFCC’s Makurdi Zonal Command gotten an insights report highlighting suspicious exercises purportedly including people suspected of locks in in web extortion in Makurdi, Benue State.
Taking after the insights report, an facilitated operation by security agents driven to the trepidation of Mr. Odeh, who was in this way charged and brought some time recently the court.
The charge peruses;
“That you, Ukoh Michael Odeh, between 2022 and 2023 in Makurdi, Benue State, inside the locale of this Respectable Court, did come up short to account for the source of N6,000,000 (Six Million Naira as it were) in your FCMB account No: 4668442010 once you sensibly need to have known or suspected that the said unaccounted reserves shaped portion of the continues of an illegal movement to mind: Extortion and Money washing and in this manner committed an offense opposite to Area 20 (a) of the Cash Washing (Anticipation and Disallowance) Act, 2022 and culpable beneath Area 20(b) of the same Act.”
The litigant, Ukoh Michael Odeh, argued blameworthy to the charge, inciting the arraigning advise, M. Yusuf, to ask the court to continue with the conviction.
In reaction to this supplication, Equity Egwuatu given down a one-year jail sentence to Mr. Odeh.
Moreover, the judge allowed the litigant an choice of paying a N300,000.00 fine and requested him to relinquish N300,000 as compensation to the Government Government of Nigeria.