Justice U.N. Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced a Nigerian, Valentine Madu, to seven years imprisonment.
The sentence is without an option of fine.
The convict was arraigned on September 27, 2012 on a single-count amended charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence brought against him by EFCC. How much is the money?
Specifically, Mr. Madu collected N400,000 from Chioma Princewill as the cost of instituting a legal action against Total E & F Nigeria Limited for the damage of farmlands and crops belonging to Omuorukwerie family in Erema in Ogba/Egbema Ndoni LGA of Rivers State.
He collected the money but did not render the service for which the money was paid.
He pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge and the matter went into trial.
Justice Agumoh found Mr. Madu guilty and consequently convicted and sentenced him to 7 years imprisonment without an option of fine.
The judge also ordered the restitution of N300,000 to the victim.
When will politician who steal Billions to be sentenced to life imprisonment without an option fine?