Fraudster (Female) Sentenced To 14 Years In Jail For Issuance Of Dud Cheque


A female fraudster was on Monday, March 20, 2017, convicted and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment at the State High Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa State. Hanna Abraham was sentenced on a 3-count charge of obtaining by false pretence and issuance of a dud cheque to the sum of N7million preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to reports, the convict was said to have, under false pretence, obtained the said sum as a loan to supply 22 trucks of diesel to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, and diverted it to other purposes other than what it was meant for. The offence contravenes Section 1 (1) a, Section 1 (b) (i) and Section 1 (b) (i) of the Advance Fee Fraud Act, 2006 and Dishonoured Cheque Offences. Despite pleading not guilty to the counts when she was arraigned. Justice Aboki found Abraham guilty on all three counts.

Delivering the judgment, he sentenced her to 10years imprisonment on count one and two years each on counts two and three without an option of fine. While the sentence is to run concurrently, the convict is to refund all the money she collected from the complainant.

Editor's Note: 

I must say 14 years is a bit of a stretch considering the offense and asking her to pay back the money after the punishment suggest fowl play. I don't know but it seems the law were really meant for the poor in the society because last week, someone was also giving a death penalty for stealing an android phone. First time offender. 

Well sometimes is not the judge so much as the lawyers who can not actually defend their clients very well. If you don't have money, how can you hire the best of lawyers?

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