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Kano Court Jails 2 Men 12 Months Each for Theft of N2.8m

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The convicts: Oji Collins Azuka and Osaibueku Bright. Photo Credit: EFCC

The Kano State High Court has sentenced one Oji Collins Azuka and Osaibueku Bright to 12 months imprisonment on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.

The convicts stole N2, 800,000 from a complainant’s bank account through several withdrawals without his authority.

Further investigation revealed that the sum was fraudulently transferred from the complainant’s account to the accounts of the convicts and two others who are still at large.

Upon arraignment today, the convicts pleaded guilty to the charges.

In view of their plea, prosecution counsel Musa Isah urged the court to convict them accordingly.

Justice Aisha Mahmud convicted the accused persons as charged, but before passing the sentence, counsel representing the convicts Ibrahim Isah pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy while sentencing the convicts.

Justice Aisha sentenced the convicts to six months Imprisonment without option of fine on count one and six months imprisonment with option of N500,000 fine on count two.

She also ordered that the convicts refund the sum of N2,800,000 (Two Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira Only) illegally obtained to the complainant before the end of their sentence.

She added that failure to refund the money within the given time would attract additional three years prison term on the convicts. All sentences are to run separately.

Photo Credit: EFCC

3 Comments

  1. Nki'Ru

    March 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Yet the Nigerian government that’s been chopping the Naija economy on a daily basis for YEARS are still going unpunished??? I don tire oooo!!! Kmt

  2. Amaka

    March 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    What is really happening these days. Is it the Niger condition or social media; the fact that incidences can be put online. When I was growing up in Niger, thieves stole TV. Anyway, I grew up in Ibadan many years ago. Lagos people may have a different story.

  3. James

    June 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Nigeria is a foolish country trying to bring out young people who probably have no clue where they are meanwhile the government is looting seriously. Where did 20 billion go to? @ GEJ tenure

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