Court sentences man to 110 years imprisonment, see reason

A former staff of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, identified as   Charles Emmanuel Afaha Oron, before Justice Agatha Okeke of

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, January 27, sentenced one Charles Emmanuel Afaha to 110 years imprisonment over N22million contract fr@ud.

The convict, a former staff of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, was arraigned on October 13, 2018 on an eleven-count charge bordering on forgery by the Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Afaha pleaded “not guilty” when he was arraigned, setting the stage for the prosecution to prove its case.

The prosecution, through its counsel, T. N. Ndifon called five witnesses and tendered several exhibits which were admitted in evidence.

Delivering judgment on Friday, Justice Agatha Okeke said that “the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt the offence of forgery against the defendant in all the counts”.

Afaha was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on each count without an option of fine. The sentencing runs concurrently from the date of arrest.

The Court also ordered that the convict shall restitute the sum of N22, 848, 450 to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria which will serve as condition for his release upon the completion of his time in prison.

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