An Enugu State High Court, managed by Justice K.I. Okpe on July 22, 2019 condemned a benefits fraudster, Akpudili Anayo to six years in jail for a N13million extortion.
The Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had accused Anayo of fabrication, pantomime, trick and taking.
He had on April 8, 2019 argued “liable” to the six counts favored as a detriment to him when he was charged, and he was sentenced, as needs be.
Anayo’s voyage to jail began when the Enugu State government appealed to the EFCC claiming false exchanges followed to him. The State Executive had on May 3, 2017 coordinated that the May, June and July 2017 annuity/pay rates of the state retired people and three different organizations of the state government be paid by checks after physical confirmation.
In any case, toward the finish of the check work out, it was uncovered that the convict who was an Ad-hoc staff for the confirmation work out, responsible for the framework registering the names of the confirmed government employees in the state, schemed and utilized the ledgers of three phony retired people: Ngene Patrick Somtochukwu, Ani Ifeyinwa and Patience Christian Chimezie, domiciled in Fidelity, Stanbic IBTC and First banks individually to occupy assets implied for the annuity and compensations of the government workers in the 17 nearby government zones of Enugu State.
One of the checks peruses:-
“That you, Akpudili Christian Anayo at some point in June 2017, at Enugu State inside the ward of the High Court of Enugu State stole the total of N5,034,435 (Five Million Thirty Four Thousand, Four Hundred And Thirty Five Naira) just, through Christian Chimezie Patience, Fidelity Bank account, property of the Enugu State government annuity Board and you along these lines perpetrated an offense taking in opposition to Section 342 of the Criminal Code Law of the Enugu State, Cap. 30, Revised Laws of Enugu State, 2004 and culpable under Section 353 of a similar Law”.