Thursday, 20 July 2017

Man Sentenced Five Years For Job Scam, Impersonation

Niger State - Ahmed Suleiman has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for employment fraud and impersonation by a Magistrate court in Minna..Man Sentenced Five Years For Job Scam, Impersonation

The convict was docked alongside Augustine Chima last Wednesday on a five-count charge of conspiracy, impersonation, breach of trust, cheating and misappropriation.

The offenses repudiated Sections 97, 179, 312, 322 and 309 of the Penal Code and punishable under same.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Husseini Paiko, had told the court that 10 people held up a protest with the Commissioner of Police in Niger against Suleiman on July 6.

According to Paiko, the complainants were reached by the first accused who presented himself as an officer in the Federal Ministry of Defense Headquarters, Abuja.

He said Suleiman collected the sum of N659,000 from them, on the appearance of securing employments for them in the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and Fire Service.

Paiko said the complainants couldn't get Suleiman for information on job placement after they paid the cash to him.

As indicated by him, amid police examination, Suleiman was captured and he admitted that he collected money and remitting same to Chima who also claimed to work at the DHQ.

When the charges were read to the accused persons, Suleiman pleaded guilty while Chima denied the allegations.

The prosecutor prayed the court to try the first accused person summarily in line with Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

He also objected to bail for Chima and prayed for an adjournment to enable the police complete its investigation.

Magistrate Fatima Auna sentenced Suleiman to 12 months in prison for each charge, to run consecutively, with an option of N10,000 fine for each offence.

Auna ordered Suleiman to also pay back the N659,000 he collected from the complainants.

NAN

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