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Kano court sentences Musa to 14 years in prison

10 June 2016, 20:23

Lagos - The Federal High Court in Kano State has sentenced Bashir Musa to 14 years in prison on two counts of impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence in a fraudulent land deal.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on August 27, 2012 following a petition by one Shetima Yusuf of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) Quarters, Kano.

The complainant alleged that the convict had offered to sell to him, four plots of land which he claimed belonged to his father, Alhaji Musa Usman.

Upon agreement, Shatima raised cheques of N600 000 and N300 000 from different banks, both dated June, 30 2012 in favour of the convict, and promised to pay the balance of N600 000 in seven days.

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However, Musa informed him that the land had been sold by his father, but promised to give him another land.

He later showed him another plot of land at Mariri Quarters for N2 million for which the complainant paid an additional N1 million only to be told later that the land belonged to another person.

Investigation revealed that the father of the convict never owned any land in that area.

Justice Fatu Riman stated the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted the accused accordingly.

The convict was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on each count but the sentences are to run concurrently.

He was however given an option of fine of N350 000 on each count. 




- CAJ News


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