The EFCC, Gombe Zonal Command, on Monday March 28, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Nasiru Ahmed Mohammed, before Justice Halima Shamaki of the State High Court 2, Gombe, Gombe State on one count charge bordering on criminal misappropriation.
The defendant allegedly defrauded one Hyagga Natasha Amadi of the said still in a phony investment scheme.
He had sometimes between April and October, 2021, entered into an agreement with the nominal complainant to invest the sum of N1,350,000.00 (One Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) with him, and both agreed to share the profit of the maturity of the investment while the principal will be returned to Amadi. But upon the completion of the investment circle and sharing of profit, the defendant converted the principal to his own use.
The charge reads, “That you, Nasiru Ahmed Mohammed sometime in October 2021 at Gombe, Gombe State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did dishonestly convert to your own use the sum of N1,350,000.00 (One Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) property of one Hyagga Natasha Amadi and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 308 and Section 309 of the Penal Code Law respectively”.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.