October 16, 2017 – Yahoo Yahoo Housewife Imprisoned In Kano For Duping Job Applicants Of N810K
Habibat Abubakar, a Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 35-year-old housewife in prison.
She was charged with allegedly collecting N810, 000 from applicants on the pretext of securing jobs for them.
Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris, who gave the ruling, said the accused should remain behind bars until the next date of adjournment.
Habitat, who lives in Babugaje Kumbotso Local Government, is standing trial on a two-count charge of alleged cheating and forgery.
She, however, denied the charge.
The prosecutor, Badamasi Gawuna, had told the court that a woman, Fatima Tijjani and 11 others of different addresses, reported the accused at Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission on September 6.
He alleged that sometime in July the accused fraudulently collected N810,000 from the complainants with a promise to help them secure jobs.
Habibat promised the complainants jobs at Kano State Senior Secondary School Management Board, he said.
Gawuna alleged that the accused gave three offers and letters of posting to some of the complainants, which were believed to have been forged.
The offences contravene sections 320 and 363 of the Penal Code.