Justice C.O Agashieze of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, sitting in Kwali Abuja has convicted and sentenced Mayor Adonor to a fine of N50,000( Fifty Thousand Naira) for obtaining money under false pretence.

He was jailed on July 1, 2022 after pleading guilty to one -count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, preferred against him by the Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The count reads, ‘that you Mayor Adonor (AKA Zack Chang, Mayor Mei, Alex Chang, Chen Wei and Efua Chang) sometime in 2022, at Abuja FCT within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, through your Facebook account cheat by pretending to be a Chinese oil and gas engineer based in Italy and in that regard you tricked your victim by name Karen with intent to obtain $10,000 (Ten thousand US Dollars only) and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 321 and 322 of the Penal Code Act, Laws of the Federation (Abuja), 1990 respectively.’

Based on his plea, Justice Agashieze convicted and sentenced him to a fine of N50,000.

Adonor began his journey to the Correctional Centre when he was arrested by operatives of the Abuja Zonal Command of the EFCC for fraudulent dealings. He was prosecuted and convicted.



Media & Publicity
July 2, 2022