Woman bags 90 years imprisonment for N5.6m admission scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, October 27, secured the conviction of one Mrs Chika Amsy Charles, who was convicted by Justice D.V Agishir of the Federal High Court, Enugu and sentenced to three years imprisonment on each of the 30-count charge preferred against her by the commission.

The sentences, Metro learnt, were to run concurrently from the date of her conviction.

The convict was found guilty of swindling three young Nigerians to the tune of N5,620,000.00  under the guise of helping them secure admission into Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTH) through her unregistered non-governmental organisation called ‘Bold and Dynamic Gender Initiative’.

Luck, however, ran out on Chika in 2007, when one of her victims whom she defrauded petitioned the EFCC on her fraudulent activities.

One of the counts on which she was convicted and sentenced read: “That you, Chika Amsy Charles, Simon Chidubem (at large) and Friday Ali(at large) on or about the 10th October, 2007 at Enugu, Enugu State, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud obtained N330,000 from Okudoh Obinna on false pretence when you represented yourself as capable of procuring admission for his wards into Enugu State University of Science and Technology, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby, committed an offence of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act NO: 14 of 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.