Court Sentences Woman To 90-Years Imprisonment For N5.6m Admission Fraud In Enugu


A Federal High Court in Enugu on Thursday sentenced one woman that goes by the name Chika Amsy Charles to 90-years imprisonment for her involvement in N5.6 million fraud.

Charles who perpetrated the fraud with two other accomplices who are now at large was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice D.V Agishir.

She was sentenced to three years imprisonment on each of the thirty count charges filed against her by the anti-graft commission.

She was found guilty of swindling three Nigerians of N5,620,000.00 (Five million, Six Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira only) under the pretense of helping them secure admission into Enugu State University of Science and Technology ESUTH, through her unregistered NGO called ‘Bold and Dynamic Gender Initiative’.

One of the charges in her Court documents read: “That you Chika Amsy Charles, Simon Chidubem (at large) and Friday Ali(at large) on or about the 10th October, 2007 at Enugu, Enugu State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud obtained N330,000(Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand) from Okudoh Obinna by false pretense when you represented yourselves as capable of procuring admission for his wards into Enugu State University of Science and Technology which pretense you knew to be false and thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 1(1)(b) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act NO: 14 of 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.


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