Justice Lambo Akambi, of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt on February 26, 2015 convicted and sentence one Abdullahi Kokari to Seven Years imprisonment.
The convict was first arraigned on November 12, 2013 on a 15-count charge of obtaining money from one Babagana Chiroma by false pretence, an offence punishable under section 1 (1) (b) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and possession of fraudulent document contrary to section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related offences Act 2006.
One of the count reads, “that you Abdullahi Kokari, on or about the 2nd day of June, 2013 at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, with intent to defraud, induced one Babagana Chiroma to pay the sum of N1,700,000.00 (One Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira) into your account domiciled at Zenith Bank Plc under the false pretence that you were going to supply 33,000 litres of Condensed Oil which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.
The convict had pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Abdullahi Kokari was discharged and acquitted on counts 1 and count 2 but convicted and sentenced to Seven (7) Years imprisonment on counts 3 to count 15.
The sentence is to run concurrently.
Head, Media & Publicity
26th February, 2015