Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Workplace has secured the conviction of 1 Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, an ATM fraudster.
The Fee had arrested, investigated and brought Onovo earlier than Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon sitting at Federal Excessive Court docket Makurdi, Benue State.
Following a plea discount association between him and the Fee, he was re-arraigned on a one-count amended cost that changed the preliminary cost in opposition to him.
The rely reads: “That you, Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, on or about the 19th day of April, 2019 at Makurdi, in the Makurdi judicial Division of the Federal High Court did steal an electronic card to wit: A Union Bank Debit Card issued in the name of Mukhtar Ali and withdrew the sum of N390,000.00 from the said account and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 33(3) of the Cybercrime (prohibition prevention Etc.) Act, 2015.”
He pleaded “guilty” to the cost.
In view of his plea, the prosecuting counsel, Mary Onoja, urged the Court docket to just accept the plea discount and convict him accordingly.
Justice Olajuwon pronounced him responsible on Could 24, 2019 and subsequently convicted him, ordering him to pay a effective of N500,000 (5 Hundred Thousand Naira) to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.
The convict additionally returned the cumulative sum of N390,000 (Three Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira) as restitution to the sufferer.
The Court docket additionally ordered that he forfeits his Peugeot 406 with registration Quantity Kano AR163FGE, and Chassis Quantity 845780 to the Federal Authorities as proceeds of crime. He was additionally remanded in jail pending the fee of his effective.Operatives of the EFCC had arrested him on Could 2, 2019 at First Financial institution Plc premises Otukpo, Benue State following investigations into his involvement in ATM fraud.