Retired Colonel Jailed Seven Years For 419
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rxXfOmMFPDI/V0fmZUhAmJI/AAAAAAACfIs/Knh12TAZbHg38jLx38CR5SaD_5uDaJuWwCLcB/s320/c.jpeg" width="320">Justice F. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court Enugu on Wednesday, sentenced one Eugene Okpala, a 62-year old retired colonel to seven years imprisonment in a case of conspiracy, and obtaining by false pretence the sum of N34.5million fIled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The matter which was earlier slated for trial on Wednesday took a different turn when the convict decided to change his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty”.
Okpala allegedly in 2008 approached one Barrister Vincent Obetta of Igwurube Chambers and a member of Dominion City Church under the pretext of having large portion of land for sale at N40 million.
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