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Fake Herbalist Sentenced To 97 Years Imprisonment For Fraud

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Fake Herbalist Sentenced To 97 Years Imprisonment For Fraud

Justice A.O. Otaluka of the FCT High Court, sitting in Apo on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, sentenced one Clement Joseph, a.k.a Dr. Omale to 97 years prison term with no option of fines.

first arraigned by EFCC on March 7, 2017, on a seven-count charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5, 600, 000.

He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on the conspiracy charge and 15 years each on the rest of the six charges, totaling 97 years.

The prison terms run concurrently, and he will, however, serve only 13 years, having been in custody for two years.

The convict also makes N5.6million restitution to his victim, one Bola Akintola, following a plea by the prosecuting counsel Elizabeth Alabi.

The convict had defrauded Akintola of the said sum on the false pretense of having mystical power to deliver her from an untimely death.

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