Omoruyi was also found culpable of fraudulently inducing one Mary Cuter of the sum of $999 (Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Dollars) to him.
EFCC in a statement by its spokesman Tony Orilade said Omuruyi was arraigned before Justice Samirah Bature of the FCT High Court, Maitama on an amended charge bordering on attempted cheating and impersonation.
Omoruyi, who was first arraigned on April 4, 2019, pleaded “guilty” to the amended charge after it was read to him. Prosecuting counsel, Best Ojukwu, thereafter, prayed the court to sentence the defendant, accordingly.
Defence counsel, Adachi Abel, however, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, stating that the convict had shown remorse for his actions, and “he cooperated with investigators and helped them apprehend similar offenders”.
While delivering judgement, Justice Bature noted that the convict was a first-time offender and “he has saved the State from expending resources and time by pleading guilty on arraignment”.
The trial judge, thus convicted him and handed him a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira), in default of which, he will spend one year in Kuje Prison.