A Kaduna state High Court has sentenced one Gabriel Chimezie, described by the EFCC as a serial fraudster, to 24 years in prison. The judgement was given by Justice M.T.M Aliyu following a four count of obtaining by false pretense proffered against him by the Kano Zonal Command of the EFCC.
Chimezie had twice been convicted by the Kaduna State High Court on similar charges and is currently serving a term at the Correctional Centre.
Chimezie alongside two others, Stephen Olaika and Francis Chukwu, deceased, defrauded the complainant to the tune of N1, 475,000 on the pretext of awarding him contract to supply Solar Halogen Indicator. The convict and his accomplices were able to convince their victim with the false claim that they knew him from his time at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.