The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, October 25, 2021 secured the conviction and sentencing of 1 Nuhu Mohammed Lawan to a few months imprisonment earlier than Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri for his involvement in a N1.1million (One Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira) employment rip-off.
The convict who’s a workers of the Federal Public Complaints Commission in Borno State was prosecuted on one-count cost of ‘‘cheating’’
The one-count cost reads; “That you, Nuhu Mohammed Lawan being a Staff of Public Complaints Commission, on the 18th May 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, induced one Kaka Adam Goni to deliver to you the sum of N1, 100,000.00 (One Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira only) via your GTBank account no. 0248921793 believing the money represents payment for a job with the Federal Government of Nigeria, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 (a) and punishable under section 322 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”
He pleaded ‘responsible to the cost most popular towards him.
Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed reviewed the information of the case and urged the courtroom to convict and sentence Nuhu as charged.
Justice Kumaliya, after listening to the prayers of each events, convicted and sentenced Nuhu to a few months imprisonment.
She additional ordered that the convict pay the sum of N1, 100,000.00 (One Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira) in restitution and, in default, serve 5 years jail time period.
The convict was nonetheless given an choice of N500, 000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) high-quality.
Lawan’s journey to the jail started when the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the EFCC acquired a petition from one Kaka Adam Goni alleging that the convict collected the sum of N1.1million (One Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira) from him below the guise of securing a job for him with the Nigeria Customs Service.