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Gombe Court Jails Man One Year For N4.8m Land Scam.

Justice Abdulhamid Yakubu of the Gombe State High Court has convicted and sentenced one Aliyu Mohammed to 12 months imprisonment for land scam to the tune of N4.8m

Mohammed was jailed after he was found guilty of a one-count charge of intent to defraud preferred against him by the Gombe Zonal  Directorate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC made this known in a statement shared on its Facebook page on Thursday.

According to the statement,  Mohammed pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

The charge read, "That you, Aliyu Mohammed former staff member of NITEL/MTEL, sometime in 2021 at Gombe, Gombe State, within the jurisdiction of this court, with intent to defraud, obtained the aggregate sum of N4,800,000 property of Lacachika Nigeria Limited and Captain Lamolohguhe, which you claimed the money was payment for the landed property located at Kaltungo Gombe State, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 the penal code law and punishable under Section 322 of the same law”

The prosecution counsel, S. E Okemini, prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.

However, counsel for the defendant pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, stressing that the defendant was a first-time offender.

Justice Yakubu, having listened to both counsel, convicted and sentenced the defendant to 12 months imprisonment.

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