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Kano businessman jailed for seven years over N6.5m fraud



A Kano-based businessman has been convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, with no choice of effective for acquiring property, valued at N7, 677,000 underneath false pretense.


Jamilu Sule was arrested by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee following a petition which alleged that he obtained property of the complainant price N7, 677,000 underneath false pretense.


He was arraigned by the Kano Zonal Command of the Fee, on Wednesday, June 22, earlier than Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State Excessive Courtroom, on a one-count of acquiring by false pretense.


The Fee’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a press assertion said that in his first trial in 2019, the anti-graft company stated Sule was accused of accumulating items, valued at N7, 677,000, on credit score underneath the guise that he would provide the identical to supermarkets.


“The Fee’s investigations revealed that the defendant is within the behavior of accumulating items, pretending that he would provide similar to supermarkets, however as an alternative divert the products for his private use,” the assertion stated.


’Moreover, the Fee disclosed that it charged the accused earlier than Justice Dije Aboki, on a four-count cost of acquiring items by false pretense.’’


One of many expenses reads: “That you just Jamilu Sule, between July and August 2018, at Singer Market Kano, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, with intent to defraud, deceitfully obtained some provisions and meals gadgets, valued at N7,677,000 solely, properties of Mohammed Shariff Ahmad, Ibrahim Dauda Abdullahi and Tajuddeen Abdulrahaman, committing dishonest in respect of the stated items and thereby dedicated an offence, opposite to Part 320 of the Penal Code Regulation and punishable underneath Part 322 of the identical Regulation.”


Sule was first arraigned on Might 21, 2019, throughout which he pleaded not responsible to the four-count expenses introduced in opposition to him by the EFCC.


Through the trial, the prosecution counsel, Michael Ojo, known as 4 witnesses and closed his case, whereas the defendant opted for no-case submission.

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