Justice Z. Abubakar of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Kaduna, on Tuesday sentenced a faux agent, Godwin Francis, to 1 yr imprisonment for defrauding a businesswoman of N600,000.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee had charged Francis with fraud.
Justice Abubakar sentenced Francis, following his responsible plea.
The choose nevertheless, gave the convict an choice to pay a tremendous of N250,000 and warned him to desist from committing crime.
Earlier the EFCC counsel, P. Onyeneho instructed the court docket that Francis was arrested on June 28, in Enugu state by the operatives of the EFCC zonal workplace, following a report by the Particular Operation Part of the fee.
In accordance with him, someday in February 2019, the convict defrauded a businesswomen, Linda Paul, of N600,000 by pretending to be a land agent.
He mentioned the offence contravened the provisions of Part 307 of the Kaduna State Penal Legislation.
Counsel to the defendant, A. Mohammed, prayed the court docket to mood justice with mercy.
Mohammed mentioned that his shopper doesn’t have a prison report.