The EFCC, on June 23, 2016 secured the conviction of Gabriel Charles in a case of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence. Gabriel was arrested for posing as an EFCC operative and obtaining money by false pretence from Dr. Precious Gbeneol, a former Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Abuja under the guise of helping her to close a supposed case brought against her.
It’s an offence punishable under Section 132 of the Penal Code CAP 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990. Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, Apo, Abuja, found him guilty of the two-count charge brought against him by the EFCC. The trial judge sentenced him to six months in prison on count one and seven years in prison on count two without an option of fine. The sentences are to run concurrently. The judge also ordered that he refund the N880, 000 to his victim.