September 19, 2020


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Man Bags Seven Year Jail Term For Illegal Oil Business!

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A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, capital of oil rich Rivers State has sentenced one Johnson Ukiwe to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.

The presiding Justice, Adamu Mohammed handed down the judgement following Ukiwe’s arraignment by the Enugu zone of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The accused was arraigned on a five count charge of dealing illegally in petroleum products and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N10 million amongst others.

Justice Mohammed, after reviewing the evidence before him, held that the prosecution had proved its case against Ukiwe beyond all reasonable doubt.

He further averred that in the course of the trial, the prosecutor presented six witnesses and tendered several exhibits before the court.
He therefore sentenced the convict accordingly.

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