Court sentences ex-maritime academy staff to 110 years imprisonment over N22million contract fraud.
Charles Emmanuel Afaha, a former staff of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, before Justice Agatha Okeke.
A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on January 27, sentenced one Charles Emmanuel Afaha to 110 years imprisonment over N22million contract fraud
The convict, a former staff of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, was arraigned on October 13, 2018 on an eleven-count charge bordering on forgery by the Zonal Command of the EFCC
Delivering judgment on Friday, Justice Agatha Okeke said that “the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt the offence of forgery against the defendant in all the counts”
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Afaha was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on each count without an option of fine. The sentencing runs concurrently from the date of arrest
The Court also ordered that the convict shall restitute the sum of N22, 848, 450 to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria.