Man Bags One Year Jail Term Over Fake UN Supply Deal

Man Bags One Year Jail Term Over Fake UN Supply Deal

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction and sentencing of one Danladi Mohammed before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri to one-year imprisonment.

Mohammed was convicted following his conviction on a one-count charge of criminal misappropriation to the tune of N7.6 million. 

He allegedly converted the proceeds of 8000 pieces of camping lanterns which he claimed were to be supplied to a United Nations agency.

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A statement issued by the EFCC’s    head, media and publicity, Wilson Uwajaren made available to journalists in Maiduguri said the charge said: “Danladi Mohammed, on or about July, 2018 at Gidan Madara, Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this court dishonestly misappropriated and converted for your own use 8000 pieces of camping lanterns valued at the cost of N7.6m belonging to Ibrahim Audu under the guise that the said lanterns were to be supplied to United Nations High Commission and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 308 and 309 of the Penal Code Laws of Borno State (Cap. 102 Vol. 3 of 1994), respectively.”

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The defendnt pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned on April 25, 2023 and the matter went into trial. In the course of trial, the prosecuting counsel, S.O. Saka presented three witnesses and tendered several documents which were admitted in evidence as exhibits.

Justice Fadawu, in his judgement, convicted the defendant as charged and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment with an option of N200,000.00  fine.

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The judge also ordered the convict to pay N7.6m to the nominal complainant. If he fails to do so, he would serve a five-year prison term,  starting after the expiration of any prison term imposed by the court or any other court.

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