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NEWS UPDATE: Man sentenced to 3 month for job scam in Maiduguri

NEWS UPDATE: Man sentenced to 3 month for job scam in Maiduguri

A Maiduguri High Court has condemned one Nuhu Lawan to 90 days detainment over business scam.

A proclamation on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it got “the conviction and condemning of one Nuhu Mohammed Lawan to 90 days detainment before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri for his association in a N1.1million business scam.”

The articulation uncovered that the convict, who is a staff of the Federal Public Complaints Commission in Borno State, was indicted on one-count charge of ”cheating”.

It uncovered that the one-count charge peruses; “That you, Nuhu Mohammed Lawan being a Staff of Public Complaints Commission, on the eighteenth May 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State inside the locale of this Honorable Court, prompted one Kaka Adam Goni to convey to you the amount of N1, 100,000.00 through your GTBank account no. 0248921793 accepting the cash addresses installment for a task with the Federal Government of Nigeria, which you knew to be bogus and consequently dedicated an offense in spite of Section 320 (a) and culpable under area 322 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”

The denounced was said to have argued ”liable” to the charge liked against him, and upon his supplication, the indictment counsel, Mukhtar Ahmed evaluated current realities of the case and asked the court to convict and sentence Nuhu as charged.

Justice Kumaliya, in the wake of paying attention to the supplications of the two players, indicted and condemned Nuhu to 90 days imprisonment.

She further arranged that the convict pay the amount of N1.1 million in compensation and, in default, serve five years prison term.

The convict was, nonetheless, given a choice of N500,000 fine.

Nuhu’s excursion to the jail started when the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the EFCC got an appeal from one Kaka Goni claiming that the convict gathered the amount of N1.1million from him allegedly protecting a task for him with the Nigeria Customs Service.

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