Kano Court sends undergraduate to prison over N1m fraud
The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday July 28, 2021 secured the conviction of one undergraduate, Nosa Ekhatoro before Justice Hafsat Yahaya Sani of the Kano State High Court on a two count charge of conspiracy and theft to the tune of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) only.
The convict’s journey to prison started when the Commission received petition alleging that he alongside and one Ogie (who is still at large) conspired and stole N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) only from the bank account of the complainant through hacking.
Count two of the charge read that “You Nosa Ekhatoro on the 9th of November, 2020 at Kano within the jurisdiction of the Kano State High Court committed theft of the sum of N1, 000,000 by taking it out of the possession of Nagarba General Enterprises from his bank account domiciled in UBA and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 287 of the Penal Code”.
The convict pleaded guilty to the two counts.
In view of his plea, counsel for the prosecution, Douglas Gift, urged the court to convict him accordingly.
Subsequently, Justice Sani convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with the option of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine.