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How An Immigration Officer Landed In Jail Over Job Scam In Gombe

Posted by Samuel on Fri 28th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

Gilbert was accused of defrauding Akoh Accoustic of N800,000 with the promise of securing a job placement with the Nigerian Correctional Services.

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Dabiet Gilbert, an employee of the Nigerian Immigration Service, has been convicted by a Gombe State High Court and sentenced to one year in prison for his role in a job scam.

Gilbert was accused of defrauding Akoh Accoustic of N800,000 with the promise of securing a job placement with the Nigerian Correctional Services.

Gilbert’s charge read, “That you Dabiet Gilbert on or about 28th May 2021 in Gombe, Gombe State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N800,000.00 from Akoh Daniel Accoustic by falsely representing that the said sum was for job placement with the Nigerian Correctional Services which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Law.”

Upon arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, he pleaded guilty to the one charge of fraud preferred against him.

A statement on Friday by the EFCC’s spokesperson, Dele Oyewale said, ”Gilbert pleaded “guilty” to his one charge, prompting prosecution counsel, A.M Labaran to pray the court to convict and sentence him accordingly, though the defence counsel, Yusuf Ali pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, Haruna pleaded “guilty” only to count-two of his charges, prompting prosecution counsel M.Ugbe to pray the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.

“Justice H.H Kereng afterwards convicted and sentenced Gilbert to one-year imprisonment with an option of fine of N60,000.”


Oyewale explained that Gilbert’s journey to prison began when his victim petitioned the EFCC after realising that he had been defrauded over a non-existent Nigerian Correctional Service job and efforts to get his money back proved abortive.



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