Court Jails Man 28 Years for N850k Fraud


Justice J. K Daggard of Federal High Court, Kano on  Wednesday, January 15, 2020 sentenced one Francis Igo to 28 years prison term for defrauding his victims of a total of N850,000 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira)

The convict was prosecuted by the EFCC, Kano Zonal Office on five-count charges that border on conspiracy and obtaining money by trick.

Trouble started for Igo following a petition from Dr. Aliero Shehu Usman, in which he claimed that the convict deceived him into paying the sum of N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) as registration fee for a proposed contract.

Unknown to the petitioner, the convict had also obtained a total sum of N550, 000 (Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from two other unsuspecting individuals under the same guise.