Woman Sentenced To 7-years Imprisonment For N2.9m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kano Zonal Office, have arraigned Habiba Abubakar Tuesday, July 6, 2021, before Justice J.K Daggard the Federal sitting in Kano a -count charge obtaining by false pretence.

The fraudulently sold a plot land the complainant with fake documents. According the complainant, the sometime in November 2016 offered sell to him a plot land located at Rijiyar Zaki, Kano. She claimed she put the land for sale in order to raise to carter for the needs her seven children who had lost their father.

The complainant further alleged they subsequently agreed the sum of Million, Hundred Thousand Only (N2, 200,000.00) and he gave her some cars valued at the said price and took possession of the land.

Subsequently, one Balarabe suddenly appeared and claimed ownership of the said property.

was later discovered that the title documents given the petitioner were fake.

Upon arraignment, the pleaded not guilty the charge. In the course of the trial, prosecution counsel, Musa Isa called four witnesses and tendered several documents that were admitted in evidence.

In his judgment today, Justice Daggard agreed that the prosecution has proved the case against the convict beyond reasonable doubt and convicted her.

Daggard subsequently her to seven years imprisonment on each of the counts. The sentences are to run concurrently.

The convict was also ordered to restitute the sum of N2, 900,000 (Two Million Nine Hundred Thousand Only) to the victim.