Fake university agent bags 9 years jail term

Justice Abdu Aboki of Kano State High Court has convicted and sentenced one Abdul Yahaya to nine and half years imprisonment without option of fine on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and forgery.

The convict was arraigned on November 18, 2013, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly conniving with one Bashir Haruna and obtaining over N2million under the pretext that he was an agent of Future University, Cairo, and was capable of securing admission into the institution for the children of the complainant.

Mr. Yahaya will serve seven years imprisonment on count two while in respect to counts one, three, four, five and six, he is to serve six months imprisonment each.

The convict was also ordered to pay the money fraudulently obtained in restitution to the complainant.

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

Mr. Haruna, on his part, had earlier been sentenced.

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