The federal high court in Port Harcourt, River State has on Tuesday convicted and sentenced two brothers Otojareri Governor Lucky(a.k.a Sam Lewis) and Otojareri President Mayor (a.k.a John Jacob Carison) to five years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretences.contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
The brothers were arraigned on Thursday October 25, by the Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a facing a one-count charge bordering on obtaining the sum of $788 under false pretences.
The two brothers pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge preferred against them by the EFCC.
They where therefore sentenced to five years imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000. The sentence runs concurrently.
Lucky and Mayor bagged prison terms by fraudulently representing themselves as staff of Norton Finance, Springfield, United Kingdom to one John Carison, a United States citizen with a promise to assist him in getting loans from the company.
EFCC’s investigation showed that Lucky and Mayor belonged to a syndicate of fraudsters who specialized in luring their victims into all kinds of illegal deals in order to defraud them of their money.