It’s the end of the road for a Nigerian man identified as Iheanacho Chikwendu, who has been jailed by a court in Umuahia, Abia state.
Iheanacho was convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for defrauding his victims the sum of N9 million by Justice Emeka Isiagor of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State.
He was jailed on March 19, 2021 after a four-year trial in a 10-count charge preferred against him by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The charges bordered on obtaining money by false pretence.
One of his several court charges read, “That you Iheanacho Chikwendu on or about the 15th September, 2016 at Umuahia, Abia State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Four Million Naira only N4,000,000.00 through your First Bank Plc Account number 3078148618 by false pretense,“
The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, thereby prompting a full-trial of the case that lasted four years.
Justice Isiagor, in his judgment, found Iheanacho guilty, convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on counts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8, and discharged him on counts 1, 4, 9, & 10 of the charges. He ordered him to make a restitution of N9 million to the victim.