The primary motivation for financial crime is unjust enrichment, and perpetrators of such crimes should not have opportunity to enjoy their ill-gotten wealth to the detriment of their victims, just because he is serving or has served a custodial sentence. So, the trial Court did not need to reconstitute itself as a civil Court or take further evidence before making the order of restitution against the Appellant. Having found him guilty of financial crimes under the said Act, the trial Court was within its jurisdiction to make a consequential order of restitution against the Appellant.Per AMINA ADAMU AUGIE, JSC in PATRICK EZERIKE V. THE STATE (2022-LCER-46643-SC) at P37; Paras. B-D.

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