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A fraudster who impersonated the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and attempted to fleece a Bayero University don, Prof. Galadanci , of N300,000 for a nonexistent appointment in the Presidency, has been convicted.

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Christian Efe Oyovweyho was today, December 5, convicted and sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment by Justice Z.B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court Kano.

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The convict was prosecuted by EFCC on a 2-count charge that borders on conspiracy and attempt to obtain under false pretense.

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Oyovweyho’s journey to prison started when the Commission received a petition that he had impersonated Adesina. The petitioner, Galadanci, stated that the convict had attempted to obtain the sum of N300,000 from him.

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According to Galadanci, sometime in July 2016, the convict sent him a text message claiming to be Femi Adesina, SA to the president on Media and Publicity.

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The defendant fraudulently claimed to be speaking on behalf of the president and that the name of the professor has been forwarded for appointment in the presidency.

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The complainant further stated that the defendant claimed to be searching for a better office for him. Subsequently, the defendant asked the professor to pay N300,000 in order to facilitate his appointment to one of Nigeria Port Authority, Nigerian Railway Cooperation and Rural Electrification Agency.

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At that point, the professor got suspicious and reported the matter to the commission. Justice Abubakar sentenced Oyovweyho to 4 years imprisonment on each of the two count charge. The sentence is to run concurrently

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