The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office today, June 28, 2019 verified the conviction of Isaac Christiana Nkemdirim before Justice M.G. Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.
Nkemdirim was sentenced on a one check charge of getting by falsification in opposition to Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2002 as altered and culpable under 15(3) of a similar Act. .
The charge peruses: “That you, Isaac Christiana Nkemdirim (moniker Ama Christiana, Isaac Christian and one Favor Chinonso (assumed name Steve Obinna (everywhere), approximately 23rd of August, 2018 inside the locale of this decent court concealed or camouflages the starting point of the whole of N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) which you moved to our Account 0775064177 domiciled in Access Bank PLC ,
which you knew or sensibly should have realized that the said sum structures some portion of the returns of unlawful Act indeed: getting cash by affectations and along these lines submitted an offense as opposed to area 15 (2) (an) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2012 as changed and culpable under segment 15 (3) of a similar Act. .
Upon her arraignment, Nkemdirim conceded to the charge.
In view of her supplication, the arraignment counsel, Fredrick O. Dibang implored the court to convict and sentence the litigant likewise.
Nonetheless, the protection direction asked the court to temper equity with leniency as his customer was a first time guilty party and a young who has guaranteed never to return to the wrongdoing.
Equity M.G. Umar from that point indicted and condemned the respondent to eight (8) months detainment without an alternative of fine.