Nuhu Lawan, a convicted fraudster, has been imprisoned by the Borno State High Court for an employment scam.
Lawan was sentenced to three months in prison by Justice Aisha Kumaliya for defrauding one Kaka Goni of N1.1 million, according to a statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday.
According to the statement, the convict, who works for the Federal Public Complaints Commission in Borno State, was charged with one count of cheating.
The charge read, “That you, Nuhu Mohammed Lawan, being a staff member of the Public Complaints Commission, on May 18, 2018, at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, induced one Kaka Adam Goni to deliver to you the sum of N1,100,000.00 via your GTBank account no. 0248921793 believing the money represents payment for a job with the Federal Government of Nigeria, which you knew to be false, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 320 (a) and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Cap.102 Laws of Borno State.”
According to reports, the accused pleaded guilty to the accusation leveled against him.
Mukhtar Ahmed, the prosecution’s lawyer, reviewed the facts of the case after Lawan’s plea and urged the court to convict and sentence him.
After hearing both parties’ prayers, Justice Kumaliya found Nuhu guilty and sentenced him to three months in prison with a fine option of N500,000.
She ordered the offender to pay N1.1 million in compensation to his victim, failing which he would be sentenced to five years in prison.