The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 22, 2022, secured the conviction of one Jamilu Sule before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretense.

The convict was sentenced to seven (7) years imprisonment with no option of fine.

Sule’s journey to prison started when he was arrested by the Commission following a petition which alleged that he obtained property of the complainant worth N7, 677,000 under false pretense.

Upon arraignment on the 21st of May, 2019, he pleaded not guilty to the four counts charge brought against him.

During the trial, prosecution counsel ,Micheal Ojo, called 4 witnesses and closed his case.

After the closure of the prosecution’s case, the defendant opted for a no case submission where he succeeded in getting the court to strike out two of the four counts. The court however ordered him to open his defense on counts 1 and 4.

In his judgment today, Justice Aboki discharged and acquitted him on count 4 but found the defendant guilty on count 1.

The count read “That you JAMILU SULE on or about July to August, 2018 at Singer Market Kano within the Kano Judicial Division of the Kano State High Court, with intent to defraud obtained some goods (food items) worth the sum of N 6, 542, 000 (Six Million Five Hundred and Forty Two Thousand Naira) from Muhammed Sharif Ahmad when you falsely represent that you are supplying one supermarket at Hotoro Kano with the food goods items which representation you knew to be false, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud (and Other Fraud Related Offences) Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

Justice Aboki also ordered the convict to restitute the sum N6, 542,000 to the complainant.

 

 

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22 June, 2022