Man Bags Six Month Jail for N.9m Scam in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has convicted and sentenced Yakubu Samaila before M.T. M Aliyu  of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna for fraudulently withdrawing the sum of   935,000 ( Nine Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand Naira) from the of Isiyaku Yawale,  domiciled at Keystone Bank without his consent,

Investigation by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC revealed that the defendant fraudulently did a welcome back the SIM card of Yawale, his neighbor, and upon discovering that the victim had N935, 000 (Nine Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand Naira) in his bank account, the defendant obtained the NIN slip, bank verification details and falsely swore to an affidavit in the name of the complainant and used the details to open two accounts of the new generation banks. Thereafter, he transferred money in twenty two tranches from the victim’s account. 

The count charge reads: “That you, Yakubu Samaila “M ” sometimes between the months of September and October, 2019 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly took out of the possession of Isiyaku Yawale, the sum of 935,000 ( Nine Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand Naira) only from his Number 6015542621 domiciled at Keystone Bank, without his consent and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 270 (1) of the Penal Code Law, 2017 of Kaduna State and punishable under Section 271 of the same Law”. 

He pleaded guilty to the count charge when it was read to him prompting the prosecution counsel, Y.J Matiyak to ask the court to convict him.

Aliyu, thereafter convicted and sentenced Yakubu to six months imprisonment without option of fine effective 29th September, 2021.