Almustapha Nasir, a resident of Kano and his accomplices were arraigned before Justice Nasiru Saminu of the Kano State High Court for swindling his grandmother to the tune of N15,000,000 million.
The convicts according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), conspired to wire the money through a Point of Sale (POS). They would later be apprehended in Kastina State after the victim petitioned the anti-garft agency that her grandson stole her Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) and shared it with five others.
One of the convits, Aminu Ishaq bagged a three-year jail term for retention of proceeds of crime. The judge ruled that Aminu had in 2021, retained the possession of the sum of N350, 000 which was part of the proceeds of criminal conduct. He added that it is a punishable offence.
“That you, Aminu Ishag sometime in 2021 at Kano within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did retain the possession of the sum of N350, 000.00 (Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only) which sum you knew formed part of proceeds of criminal conduct and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 17 (a) & (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004,” the judgement read in part.
The prosecution counsel, Salihu Sani, urged the court to convict him accordingly after the defendant pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him. Further, Justice Saminu convicted and sentenced the defendant to three years imprisonment with a option of N100,000 fine.