N4m ATM Scam: Auwalu Ibrahim Bags 3 years Imprisonment

Justice Farouq Lawan State High Court on Thursday January 31, 2013 convicted and sentenced Auwalu Ibrahim to 3 years with option N250,000 fine for allegedly stealing sum N4,524,000 (Four Million, Five Hundred and Twenty Four Thousand Naira Only) between May 30, 2010 and February 25, 2011 in a debit card fraud.

accused person pleaded to the one count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Crimes .
The charge reads, “that you Auwalu Ibrahim, between 30th May 2010 to 25th February 2011 committed a N4,524,000 using United Bank For Africa ATM card thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 the Penal Code and punishable under Section 287 Penal Code”.
The defence counsel, Mas’ud Aliyu pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy considering the fact that his client had no previous record and did not waste the time the court. He further stated that his client had paid back the money he stolen to the EFCC.
The judge convicted and sentenced him accordingly.


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