Court jails undergraduate over N1m fraud in Kano

Nosa Ekhatoro

A Kano State High Court on Wednesday sentenced one Nosa Ekhatoro, an undergraduate to six months imprisonment with an option of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine, over a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft to the tune of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira).

Solacebase reports that the Kano Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had dragged Nosa Ekhatoro and one Ogie (who is still at large) to court over complaints of hacking an account at UBA and stealing of N1m in the account.

A statement issued by Head, EFCC,  Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujare on Wednesday, said the convict pleaded guilty to the two counts.

In view of his plea, counsel for the prosecution, Douglas Gift, urged the court to convict him accordingly.

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According to the statement, the court was presided over by Justice Hafsat Yahaya Sani, on Wednesday.

‘’The convict’s journey to prison started when the Commission received a petition alleging that he alongside and one Ogie (who is still at large) conspired and stole N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) only from the bank account of the complainant through hacking, said the statement.

‘’Count two of the charge read that “You Nosa Ekhatoro on the 9th of November, 2020 at Kano within the jurisdiction of the Kano State High Court committed theft of the sum of N1, 000,000 by taking it out of the possession of Nagarba General Enterprises from his bank account domiciled in UBA and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 287 of the Penal Code”.’’

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