A man who has been identified as Emeka Roland was said to have been sentenced by was Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta, after finding him guilty of one count charge brought against him by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday 25 February 2021.

The charge against the defendant reads: “That you Emeka Roland (a.k.a James Muth) sometimes in 2020 at Agbor, Delta State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did have in your possession an iPhone 6s plus mobile phone containing some scammed documents .with different subjects which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of same Act”.

It was said that the man pleaded guilty to the charge while, His counsel, John Okhuihievbe pleaded with the Court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant was a first-time offender and has become remorseful.

Justice Nwite convicted and sentenced the defendant to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N100,000. The defendant is also to undertake in writing to be of good behavior afterward.

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