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Fake Visafone Agents Jailed For 21 Years For Fraud By Kano High Court

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Fake Visafone Agents Jailed For 21 Years For Fraud By Kano High Court

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Oct 28, 2014 – Fake Visafone Agents Jailed For 21 Years For Fraud By Kano High Court

Two impersonators of Communication company, Visafone have landed in jail following an attempted fraud in Kano.

Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano today October 28, 2014 convicted and sentenced the duo of Mohammed Adam Mansur and Mohammed Auwal to twenty one years imprisonment after they pleaded guilty to the 3-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The convicts were arraigned by the Commission on July 9, 2013 for conspiracy and attempt to defraud one Alhaji Auwal Ayagi under the pretext that they were agents to Visafone Communications Limited, (Zoo Road, Kano outlet) and that their company wanted to purchase land from the complainant at the cost of N30, 000,000. They demanded 10 percent commission which they asked the complainant to pay into their bank account.

Upon arraignment they pleaded not guilty but, in the cause of trial, after the prosecution had called one witness, the duo dramatically changed plea and owned up to their crime.

Consequently, the prosecuting counsel, Idris Haruna urged the court to convict them accordingly.

Justice Riman consequently convicted the accused persons and sentenced them to twenty one years imprisonment each without option of fine. The sentence of the first convict who has been in prison custody since arraignment for failure to meet his bail terms is to start from the date of arraignment.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Chizzy baby

    October 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Good one let other fraudsters in the making learn from this

  2. mr fact

    October 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    The whole world is corrupted,only those dat caught been identify as a scape goat

  3. Hama

    October 28, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    What a life. I hate fraud but this is not justice. Tafa balogun was jailed only 6 months for stealing 13 billion naira. And even more. Ibori. Was jail 7 years for stealing over 100 million dollars. Real thieves get small jail term. What a useless country. Until when politician are jail this amount of years for stealing huge money. I do not see this as victory for justice

  4. Jilo

    October 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    @ Hama you are damn right.

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