An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court has sentenced three persons, including a pastor and a woman to eight months’ imprisonment for parading themselves as staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and defrauding a hotel manager of N1,012, 750.
Apostle King Moses, 32, Evelyn Otuuchukwu, 52 and Peter Effiong, 52, were convicted for joint act, false impersonation and cheating, offences that contradict Sections 79, 179 and 321 of the Penal Code.
Police prosecutor, Lukas Ephraim, told the court that one Richie Kenneth of Arab road, Kubwa, Manager of Dominion Resort Limited, via a criminal complaint to the Grade 1 Area Court, dated June 18, reported at the Kubwa Police Station of how the accused, paraded themselves to be staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
He said the accused deceived the complainant together with the management of the said hotel into giving them accommodation sometime in March at the rate of N5,000 per day, all amounting to N1,012,750,000, which they failed to pay.
When the charges were read to the accused, they pleaded guilty and the judge, Mohammed Marafa, sentenced each of them to eight months’ imprisonment with an option of N25,000 fine.
They were also asked to pay a compensation fee of N1,012,750, with each of them given N337,553.43.
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