The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have secured the conviction of one Boniface Zakka before Justice J.K Daggard of the Federal High Court Kano on one count charge of Obtaining by False Pretence.
The convict was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment without option of fine for defrauding the complainant, one Yahanna Kabirat to the tune of N1,300,000 (One Million,Three Hundred Thousand Naira Only).
The convict's journey to prison started after the commission recieved a petition that he was posing as a staff of Abuja Geographic Information System (AGIS) and fraudulently induced the complainant to part with the sum of N1,300,000 (One Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira Only) undre the pretext that the said money was for the purchase of land in Abuja.
Upon his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty, but dramatically changed his plea when the case came up for trial yesterday.
In view of his latest plea, prosecution counsel, Musa Isah asked the court to convict him accordingly.
Justice Daggard having been convinced of the guilt of the defendant, convicted and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment without option of fine.
The convict was also ordered to restitute the sum M1,300,000 (One Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira Only) to the nominal complainant.
Media and Publicity
13 April, 2018