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Woman Jailed After Committing Fraud With Son In Benin City

by Austin Areh
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While many people keep proffering solutions to the Nigerian situation, I feel a simple step could be is the provision of food banks across the country, this is because we have a new drive in agriculture and with that, the products need adequate storage and distribution. For a nation that’s trying to check poverty, the monies the masses received from the government schemes and other ventures, should not be used to get food, instead, the citizens can be provided with food vouchers that can be used when food banks are created, so they can access food stuffs in large quantities.

In addition to the proactive steps taken by the government to check mate the rise of illegal businesses and ventures , there should be more awareness given to the family system, Local government agencies should Carry out sensitization programs to inform parents about the ills they are exposing the youth to, by pressuring them to become bread winners in their homes. An example that will mark as an example to others is a current report that has shown that a woman has been indicted for financial crimes which she committed in collaboration with her son in Benin City, Edo State.

The woman , Debest Osarumwense, was  aiding and abetting her son who is an Internet fraudster. In the ruling , M. S. Shuaibu, in his judgement, convicted the mother on a charge of aiding her son, Endurance Osarumwense, to receive N91.2 million proceeds of internet fraud. Furthermore Mr Shuaibu jailed Debest for five years with an option of N1 million fine, while the  spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said Mrs Osarumwense had pleaded guilty to the charge filed against her.

In furtherance with her plea , the prosecution counsel, I. K.Agwai, prayed the court to convict and sentence her accordingly. The judge later on  sentenced her to five years imprisonment with an option of fine, and ordered her to forfeit the balance in her bank account to the Federal Government of Nigeria, more reports will be shared as it unfolds.

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