Abuja Court jails Igbo woman 8 months for cheating

Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah March 10, 2017 14:28

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A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced a 44-year-old Igbo woman, Veronica Anum, to eight months imprisonment for criminal breach of trust and cheating.

Prosecutor Zannah Dalhatu had told the court that Chika Abia of Karmo, Abuja, reported a matter he had with the woman at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, on March 2.

Dalhatu said that the complainant told the police that the convict on Dec. 13, 2016 approached him for his account details to enable her friend send her money.

He later got an alert of N29, 000 and he transfered the money to another bank account she sent to him, he later received a call from his sister outside the country that she sent N29,000

Also that the money was to be given to their mother to buy drugs.

Dalhatu said that all efforts made to recover the money proved abortive.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code

The presiding judge, Alhaji, Ahmed Ado, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N4,000 and warned her to desist from committing crimes.

Ado said the sentence would serve as deterrent to other would be offenders.

He also ordered her to pay N29,000 as compensation to the nominal complainant.

Anum, an apprentice and resident of Global Estate, Abuja, was convicted on a two-count charge.

The convict begged the court to temper justice with mercy because she did not know that the person did not send the money.

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Imanuel Jannah
By Imanuel Jannah March 10, 2017 14:28