Leadership (Abuja)

30 November 2012

Nigeria: Man, 30, Sentenced to Six Months Imprisonment for Cheating

A Wuse Zone Six Magistrates' Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced Paul John, 30, of Mararaba, Abuja, to six months imprisonment for cheating one Albert Moses of N120,000.

The Magistrate, Mr Aminu Eri, however, gave him an option of N20, 000 fine and asked him to pay N120, 000 as compensation to Moses.

The convict was charged with cheating contrary to Section 322 of the Penal Code.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Simon Ibrahim, had told the court that the convict collected N120,000 from Moses in September and promised to get him an Iranian Visa which he never did.

Ibrahim said Moses, a resident of Kubwa in the FCT, reported the matter to the Utako Police Station on Oct. 3.

The prosecutor added that the convict avoided Moses and stopped picking his calls until he was arrested at Area 1, Abuja, on Oct. 28.

The convict pleaded guilty to the offence.

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