A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has sentenced a man, Vincent Ayigor who scammed an American of over $600k, to 175 years imprisonment.

Vincent Ayigor who paraded himself as an oil magnate, duped an American, Joseph Crews, the sum of $629,287 in a crude oil supply scam.

The suspect was convicted and sentenced after he was found guilty of all the 25 charges brought against him by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Ayigor was arraigned, alongside his company, Vanyigor Concepts Limited, before Justice M. A. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on December 7, 2016 on 25-count charges bordering on conspiracy, uttering, forgery and obtaining money by false pretenses.

Justice A. T. Mohammed, however, sentenced and convicted Ayigor on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

In his judgment, Justice Mohammed found Anyigor guilty of all the 25 charges, convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on each of the counts, totaling 175 which are to run concurrently from the date of arrest.

The court also ordered the convict and his company to pay the sum of $629,267.00 as restitution to the victim, Joseph Crews and Aumenta Holdings Inc of the United States of America (USA).