Woman Sentenced to 34-years Imprisonment Over N66m Fraud in Borno

Dije Sale was found guilty and sentenced to 34 years in jail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Maiduguri Zonal Command on Monday.

Sale was sentenced to N66 million in forgery, use of a fraudulent document, and gaining under false pretense before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the State High Court in Maiduguri.

Under the guise of fulfilling a bogus contract issued to her by FHI 360, a Non-Governmental Organization, the convict faked a “Purchase Order” and utilized it to defraud the notional complainant of N66m.

On July 1, 2020, the convict was arraigned on a three-count charge, but she pleaded not guilty to all of the counts brought against her.

During trial, prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed called four witnesses and tendered several documents before the court that were admitted in evidence.

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Justice Fadawu, in his judgment said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, “and the court is convinced that the defendant is guilty of all the three counts as charged.”

He convicted the defendant of all the counts and sentenced her to fourteen years on count one, ten years on count two and 10 years on count three.

He ordered that the sentencing be served concurrently.

Furthermore, the convict was ordered by the court to pay N54million to the nominal complainant in restitution and “if she defaults, the convict shall serve 10 years imprisonment which will run consecutively.”

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