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Man Bags 15 Years Imprisonment for Fraud In Kano.



Kano State High Court Presided by Justice Hadiza Suleiman has convicted one Jamilu Yunusa to 15 years in Correctional Center for defrauding 3 Persons.

The Kano Zonal Command, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Jamilu alongside his 2 co-defendants namely: Inuwa Abdu and Habibu Inuwa in connection to 7 Head Head Count Charges bondering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.

The Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Douglas Ijah Gift said Jamilu Yunusa and his 2 defendants were sometimes in 2015 allegdely conspired among themselves and defrauded Nuhu Abubakar the sum of N200,000 Shehu Sani N300, 000 and Abubakar N100,000

Barrister Douglas also alledged that the Trio intended to defrauded Nuhu Abubakar the sum of N200,000 and many other Victims in several occasions after presented themselves as Businessmen and Representatives of Dantata and Sawoe Constructions Company.

” That you Jamilu Yunusa, Inuwa Abdu, and Habibu Inuwa were sometimes in Kano within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable court did conspired and agreed between yourselves to do an illegal act to wit by obtaining by pretence the sum of N200,000 N300,000 N100,000 from Habibu Sani, Nuhu Abubakar and Abubakar Isa through your various Bank Accounts on the pretence that goods will be delivered to them by Dantata and Sawoe  Constructions Company and it were conducted pursuant to the said agreement and their by commited the offence contrary to section 8 of Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offence Act 2006 and punishable under section 1 sub 3 of the same Act”.

To prove his allegations against the Defendants, Prosecution Counsel called 4 witnesses and tendered Statements Accounts of the Defendants as well as the Bank Teller.

In their testimonies before the court, the witnesses stated that the Defendants presented themselves as business patners to the victims by the pretence of supplying goods and services.

They further told the court that defendants after collecting their money did not supplied  any equipment to them.

On the other hand, the Trio pleaded not guilty early, and gave their evidences. They similarly prayed the court to discharge them in all the 7 count charges slammed against them.

In her judgement Justice Hadiza Suleiman discharged Inuwa Abdu and Habibu Inuwa in all the 7 count.

” The Prosecution has failed to established a linkage between the offences, Inuwa Abdu and Habibu Inuwa

” I therefore, discharged them accordingly for lack of evidence”.
Consequently, the Court found Jamilu guilty in count 1, 2 3 and discharged him in count 4, 5, 6 and 7 for lacks of evidence against him

” I hereby sentence Jamilu Yunusa to 15 years in Correctional Center without option of fine

“The term inclusive number of years he spent in detention

” I also ordered that the convict shall restitute the various sums of money he collected as contained on the charge sheet

“Failure of the convict to pay the victims the money he defrauded, he shall serve additional term 2 years after serving his sentence”.


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