Man gets 28-year jail for impersonating presidential aide Femi Adesina

A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has sentenced one Jamiu Isiaka to 28 years at the Mandala Correctional Centre, Ilorin, for impersonating presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, to commit fraud against a South Korean national.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had, on June 14, 2019, arraigned the defendant on four counts, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Delivering judgement on Thursday, however, Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar held that the prosecution had tendered enough evidence to convince the court that the defendant was guilty as charged.

The court found Isiaka guilty of the charges and sentenced him to seven years in prison on each count, to run concurrently.

The judge ordered the forfeiture to the Federal Government of some properties recovered from the convict, which were proceeds of his unlawful activities.

The forfeited properties included a four bedroom bungalow located at Oke-Foma, Ilorin; a Toyota Corolla car; plasma television; home theatre; freezer; generator; washing machine and an LG air conditioner.

In addition, the court also ordered restitution to the victim of the crime.

The prosecution had averred that Isiaka had presented himself as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina; and also as a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation late Maikanti Baru, to Keun Sig Kim, a South Korean, to defraud him of N30m.

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