On tuesday, Mainasara Malami and Emmanuel Salihu, two Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps employees, were sentenced to 14 years in prison for scamming four people of N1.9 million under the guise of getting jobs for them.
The defendants were found guilty of taking money in order to facilitate recruitment into the NSCDC.
According to the Niger Delta Connect, the officials were charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, and the case was first announced on September 20, 2018.
According to Justice Malami DogonDaji, the prosecution, led by Sa’ad Hannafi, accused both men with criminal conspiracy and acquiring money under false pretense, and that the charges against the convicts were proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
He said the allegations were in violation of the Advance Fee Fraud and Fraud-Related Offences Act of 2006.
The judge said he weighed the offenders’ request for mercy because they have dependants and no criminal history.
As a result, he sentenced them to seven years in jail on each count charge, with no possibility of a fine.