Sarkin Fulani Bags 7 years Jail Term For Job Scam

One Ado Abubakar Sarkin Fulani has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the Kano State High Court after he was found guilty of one count charge of obtaining by false pretense.

Sarkin Fulani had allegedly induced one Ibrahim Balanti to make payment into his account by promising to get him enlisted into the Nigeria Customs Service.

He was sentenced to prison by Justice Sanusi Ado Maaji in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

According to a statement by the EFCC, the convict claimed that he had a customs officer friend by name, ACG Ahmad Jibrin, who was purportedly given slots to fill at the Service.

It said, “When the complainant showed interest, the convict asked him to pay the sum of N530, 000, The complainant subsequently paid the sum of N330, 000 in the hope of securing the appointment.

“When the job offer was not forthcoming, he realized that he had been duped and demanded a refund of his money to no avail.”

The charge read, “You Ado Abubakar S Fulani sometimes in January, 2021 at Kano within the jurisdiction of this Honourrable Court with intent to defraud did obtain the sum of N330,000.00(Three Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira Only) from Muhammad Balanti Adam, which money you caused to be paid into your First City Monument Bank account number 6491929010 under the false pretence that you will secure an offer of appointment for him with the Nigeria Customs Service contrary to section 1 (1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the one count charge and the prosecution counsel, Salihu Sani, asked that he be convicted accordingly.

Justice Maaji convicted and sentenced the convict to seven years imprisonment without option of fine.

“The convict was also ordered to restitute the sum of N330, 000 (Three and Thirty Thousand Naira Only) to the nominal complainant,” said the EFCC statement.

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