Jacob Wisdom Chukwuemeka, a professional footballer was on Monday, October 4, 2022, convicted and sentenced to six years imprisonment, for offences bordering on internet fraud and possession of fraudulent funds.
He was jailed by Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin.
Chukwuemeka was jailed, after pleading guilty to two-count charges bordering on possession of fraudulent funds, owing to his arraignment by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Count one charge reads: “That you, Jacob Wisdom Chukwuemekabetween 6th May 2021 and 22nd April 2022 within the jurisdiction of this court did retain the control of the gross sum of N792,454 in your bank account number 3137249795 with the name: Jacob Wisdom Chukwuemeka which you knew to be proceeds of criminal conduct and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 17 (a) and (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004.”
He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.