The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday 6th, December, 2018 secured the conviction of Dauda Sadiq Abubakar before Honourable Justice Abubakar Jauro of State High Court 9, Gombe, Gombe State on Three count charge bordering on Cheating and Stealing.
The convict was arrested following a petition by one Dauda Pindar Pinkshar that sometime in between June and July 2017, the accused fraudulent swapped his ATM card and withdrew the sum of N120, 000 (One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) domiciled at Ecobank and also transferred the sum of N30, 000 (Thirty Thousand Naira) from account No. 5621032970 bearing Dauda Sadiq Abubakar, domiciled at Ecobank to the accused person account number 0216152273 domiciled at GTBank without the petitioner's consent and knowledge.
One of the counts reads, “That you, Dauda Sadiq Abubakar sometime in June, 2017 at Gombe, Gombe State within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable court, with the intent to defraud, did dishonestly and without consent took Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card issued by Ecobank, property of Pindar Mustapha Pakshar and swapped same with another Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card and withdrew monies amount totalling sum of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (N120,000.00) from the Ecobank, Account No. 5621032970 bearing Pandar Mustapha Pinshar and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 (1) and punishable under section 287 of the Penal Code Law, Laws of the Northern Nigeria.
The charge was read to him and he pleaded guilty.
In view of the plea of the defendant, Prosecution Counsel, S. Okemini, urge the court to convict the defendant. He went further to tender five exhibits in support of his case after the PW1testified.
The defence Counsel, Barr. H.N. Onyekwere pleaded alloctus on behalf of the accused person.
In view of plea of guilty by the defendant and the testimony of PW1 with the five exhibits tendered, the accused person was convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment with an option of N40,000
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6th December, 2018.