The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Thursday dismissed an application filed by a convict, Peter Nosa Iyen, who was jailed five years by Justice M. B. Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Iyen, according to EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren was said to have used a screen identity known as “Nosa2” as the image of an advertisement for the sale of fake United States postal money orders.
In the course of monitoring of illegal sales of the United States postal money orders, undercover agents responded to the advertisement and indicated interest in it.
The appellant had demanded payment through Western Union Money Transfer.
The postal inspection service agents had then sent $100, while the appellant sent the postal money orders to the undercover agents of the US Postal Inspection Services (USPIS).
The USPIS had, thereafter, presented details of its investigation to the EFCC for further investigation.
Iyen was subsequently arrested and arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on forgery and exporting of fake postal money orders.
The offences are contrary to Section 1(2A&C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act M.17, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him, thereby setting the stage for his full trial.
During his trial, the prosecution presented a number of witnesses and tendered several documents that were admitted in evidence by the court.
Delivering his judgment on May 27, 2013, Justice Idris found him guilty and sentenced him to five years imprisonment.
However, dissatisfied with the judgement, Iyen approached the appellate court seeking an order to set aside the judgment of the trial court and an order discharging and acquitting him.
In a unanimous decision delivered on Thursday 5, 2018, the presiding Justice, JusticeYagatar B. Nimpar, discharged the application for lack of merit and upheld the judgment of the lower court.