Debest Osarumwense, mother of Endurance Osarumwense, an internet fraudster was on the 29th March, 2022, sentenced to five years imprisonment by Justice M. S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo state.
Debest was arraigned by the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC on a one count charge for aiding her son to receive the sum of N91,296,150 (Ninety One Million, Two Hundred and Ninety Six Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Naira) only, being proceeds of his criminal activities.
Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded guilty.
In view of her plea, the prosecution counsel, I. K.Agwai prayed the court to convict and sentence her accordingly.
Justice Shuaibu convicted and sentenced the defendant to five years imprisonment with option of N1 million fine.
She is also to forfeit the balance in her bank account to the Federal Government of Nigeria.