Justice Darious Kogbo of Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on Thursday July 22, 2021 convicted a 77-year-old man, Ahmad Tijjani for offences bordering on cheating.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday by the Spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said Ahmad was prosecuted by the Kaduna Zonal Office of the EFCC, following a petition from one Buhari Ja’afar Suleiman, alleging that the convict defrauded him of Five Million Naira over a piece of land.
The charge reads: “that you, AHMAD TIJJANI: “Male” sometime in October 2016 in Kaduna within the Jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, intentionally induced and deceived Buhari Ja’afar Suleiman to pay the sum of Five Million Naira (N5000,000.00) only for the sale of a purported plot of land situated at No. 039 Fauwa Road, Sabo Gari, Unguwar Dosa, Kaduna measuring 100 by 50ft, which you claimed to be the owner of the said land (title holder), a claim you knew to be false and cause him a loss of the property and thereby committed cheating, an offence contrary to Section 320 (b) of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna state, 1991 and Punishable under Section 322 of the same Law”
The EFCC spokesman noted that Ahmad pleaded guilty to the offence.
According to him, when the matter was called on Thursday, the prosecution counsel, Y.T Matiyak drew the attention of the court to a plea bargain agreement between the parties which was confirmed by the defence counsel, M.B Usman.
In view of his plea, Matiyak, prayed the Court to convict him accordingly.
Justice Darious Kogbo convicted and sentenced Tijjani to five years prison term with an option of One Hundred Thousand Naira fine.