A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 175 years in jail for scamming an American man.
The man identified as Vincent Ayigor was convicted by a federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Ayigor paraded himself as an oil magnate to one Joseph Crews and consequently duped him of $629,287 in a crude oil scam.
The suspect was convicted of the 25 crimes brought against him.
EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that Ayigbor was arraigned before Justice M. A. Liman on December 7 2016 on a 25 count charge bordering on conspiracy, uttering, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.
Ayigbor was later sentenced by Justice A. T. Mohammed on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
He was given 7 years for each charge which will run concurrently from the date of his arrest.
In other news, a Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled that marriages conducted by the Ikoyi registry and other marriage registries operated by the Federal Ministry of Interior are illegal.
Justice Daniel Osaigor gave the ruling on Tuesday in a suit filed by Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos state against the ministry.
In the suit, the local council had challenged the ministry’s power to operate marriage registries, conduct marriages and issue marriage certificates. Read more
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