Man Converts N4.9m Contract Sum To Personal Use, Bags Two-Year Jail Term In Kano

Justice Sanusi Ado Maaji of the Kano State High Court on Monday, November 23, 2020, sentenced one Muhammad Suleiman to two years in prison for fraud.

The convict was arraigned Monday in court by the Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on one-count charge of criminal breach of trust, to which he pleaded guilty.

Following his plea, prosecution counsel, Salihu Sani urged the court to convict and sentence him accordingly, while defence counsel, U.I Suleiman, pleaded with the court for leniency.

Suleiman’s prison term has N100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) option of fine.

His road to prison began with a petition to the Kano Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency, in which it was alleged that he was awarded a N7, 894, 005.00 contract for the procurement of 100kva Perkins sound-proof generator set, and having collected N4, 973, 223.15 installment, diverted the sum to his personal use and refused to execute the contract.

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