Jigawa - The Federal High Court in Dutse, Jigawa State, has sentenced a Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme official to a year's imprisonment after a dubious land transaction.
Justice Salihu Yahuza sentenced Umar Umar on a one count charge for obtaining the sum of N2.1 million under false pretence.
The convict obtained the sum from one Dr Tahir Dahiru with the pretence that he had 20 acres of land to sell to him.
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The offence occurred in Jigawa in February last year.
The convict was first arraigned on October 21, 2014. He had pleaded not guilty but later changed his plea, clearing the way for his conviction.
- CAJ News