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A Calabar-based lawyer, Ezechi Okereke, was on Friday convicted and jailed for seven years by a Federal High Court sitting in Calabar for a failed land transaction.

Okereke was convicted on one count of obtaining the sum of N3.45m from one Enwono Eyo under false pretenses.

In his judgment, Justice I. E. Ekwo, sentenced Okereke to seven years’ imprisonment with the prison term commencing from July 8, 2015, when he was arraigned.

Justice Ekwo also ordered that the convict must pay the sum of N2,950,000 before his release from prison.

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