Justice M.S. Shuaibu of the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Kaduna has convicted and sentenced members of a infamous syndicate of fraudsters comprising a Nigerien and 5 Nigerians.
The Nigerien, Magaji Musa (a.okay.a Maishayi) and 5 Nigerians: Salisu Rabiu, (a.okay.a Mai Magani); Ibrahim Idris, (a.okay.a Dankano); Haruna Abdullahi,(a.okay.a Balogun), Haruna Usman (a.okay.a Maiturare) and Abubakar Umar (a.okay.a Fulani), have been handed fourteen years imprisonment following their prosecution by the Kaduna Zonal Workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC.
The convicts have been prosecuted on 4 counts of conspiracy, try to get hold of cash by false pretence and possession of counterfeit currencies, opposite to Part 8A, 1A, 8B of the Advance Price Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act 2006 and Part 1(3) of the identical Act.
They allegedly tricked a sufferer to assert bins containing large sums of cash.
They’d pleaded not responsible to the fees, setting the stage for his or her full path. In the middle of path, the prosecution known as witnesses and introduced a number of paperwork that have been admitted in proof.
Delivering judgment on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Justice Shuaibu convicted all six defendants on the rely of conspiracy and try to commit offence, and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment.
The 4th defendant, Haruna Abdullahi (a.okay.a Balogun) was sentenced to a different seven years imprisonment on the rely that pertains to possession of pretend currencies
The 2nd, 4th, and fifth defendants bagged one other 7 years on rely three with out an possibility of high-quality. All sentences are to run concurrently
The first defendant, Salisu Rabiu (a.okay.a Maimagani) is to restitute the nominal complainant the sum of N 1,075,000 (a million seven seventy-five thousand naira solely).