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Phony University representative sentenced to 9 years in jail


Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court on Friday Oct. 10, 2014 convicted and sentenced one Abdul Auwal Yahaya to nine and half years imprisonment without option of fine on six count charges bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretense and forgery.

The convict was arraigned on November 18, 2013 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Aboki for allegedly conniving with one Bashir Ahmed Haruna (already convicted) and getting the sum N2, 027,000 (Two Million, 27 thousand) under the pretext he is a realtor of Future University, Cairo and was effective at securing admission to the institution for the kids of the complainant.

The convict is set to serve seven years imprisonment on count two whilst in respect of counts one, three, four, five and six, he’s to serve half a year imprisonment each. The convict was also ordered to cover the amount of N2, 027,000 in restitution to the complainant.

The sentences shall run concurrently and begins from the date of arraignment.

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