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Man jailed five years for $1.04 million fraud

The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has sentenced one Augustine Ighodalo to five years imprisonment for retention of proceeds of fraud totalling $1,049,251.84.

The Head of Media and Publicity at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement that Ighodalo was convicted by Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court.

According to him, the convict was arraigned on September 26 on a three-count charge of “transfer of criminal proceeds to a nominee,” following intelligence received by the Commission from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.

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