The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Zonal Command in Makurdi, has secured the conviction of the duo of Damisa Gideon (aka Captain Kim Lee), and Deborah Okiemute for offences bordering on impersonation and internet fraud.
Deborah, a Benue State University graduate, was arrested in May shortly after showing off her luxurious lifestyle on Facebook.
Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, September 2, 2021, convicted and sentenced the defendants to various jail terms, having found them guilty of the separate charges brought against them by the Commission.
Following their pleas, the prosecuting counsel, Mary Onoja, reviewed the facts of the cases and tendered documents printed from their email addresses, iPhones and laptops, as well as their statements, which were admitted in evidence.
Delivering judgment, Justice Obiora said, “from the totality of the evidence placed before the Court, the plea of guilt entered by the defendants as well as their statements where they confessed to the crime, the Court believes that the prosecution has proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The judge after pronouncing the two guilty sentenced Damisa Gideon to one-year imprisonment with the option of a fine of N500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only).
The convict is to forfeit his white-coloured Mercedes Benz GLK 350 with registration number ABJ 338 DB and VIN No. WDCG8HBP3AF357583 valued at N10 Million Naira to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The said vehicle shall be sold through public auction by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the proceeds paid into the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria…….