Fake Bayelsa Muslim Pilgrims Coordinator Bags 28 Year For N12m Scam

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Justice J.E. Iyang of Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Friday May 8, 2020 convicted and sentenced one Muhammad Halim Ogbobio, self-styled coordinator of Bayelsa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, to 28 years imprisonment.



The convict, who allegedly paraded himself as the coordinator of Muslim Pigrims Welfare Board from 2009-2012, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office, on March 19, 2015 on a 5-count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Twelve Million One Hundred and Thirty Naira (N12,130,000.00) in bogus hajj fees.


The victims were allegedly  introduced to the convict by one Adodo Yusuf Oristsegbubemi and they  paid him a total of Twelve Million One Hundred and Thirty Naira (N12,130,000.00) for slots  in the 2012 Hajj.


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