The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today July 28, 2017 secured the conviction of one Umar Kabir Danbaba before Justice Nasiru Saminu of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge of Cheating.
The convict fraudulently obtained the sum of N1,470,000 (One Million, Four Hundred amd Seventy Thousand Naira ) from the complainant for the purpose of securing and allocating mining site in Zamfara State but instead diverted the money to his personal use.
Upon his intial arraignment on 16th June 2017, the convict pleaded not guilty to the nine count charge brought against him by the EFCC . However, at the resumed trial today, he changed his plea of not guilty to guilty.
In view of this development, counsel representing the prosecution Nasiru Salele urged the court to convict him accordingly.
Following a plea by the defence counsel for the court to tamper justice with mercy, Justice Saminu convicted the accused person and sentenced him to one year imprisonment with option of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira ) fine. (EFCC)