A habitual impersonator, Mohammed Umar, alias Terror, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak of Plateau State High Court on Thursday
Mohammed Umar was arrested in October 2008 following intelligence report that he had been posing as an operative of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and “.......he was extorting top government functionaries in Bauchi, Gombe and Sokoto States under the pretext that he had damning petitions against them
According to the Head, Media and Publicity, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, Umar “He cajoled several of them into wiring funds into his account with a promise to help stop any investigations into the petitions.”
He was charged for offences bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and impersonation.
In passing judgement on Umar, Justice Dakwak said that the prosecution had proved the case against the accused beyond reasonable and accordingly pronounced him guilty on all three counts.