The Kaduna State High Court has sentenced Adamu Aliyu to six months imprisonment, for fraudulently transferring N40, 000 to himself, from the account of an unsuspecting Automated Teller Machine, (ATM) user, under the false pretence of aiding the victim to effect a transfer.
Penpushing reports that, Head of Media and Publicity of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dele Oyewale made this known in a statement, adding that the convict was arraigned on one-count charge of theft to which he pleaded guilty.
The statement said trouble began for Aliyu when the Kaduna zonal office of the commission received a petition from one Isiaku Abdullahi who alleged that he went to an ATM point in Kakuri, Kaduna State on July 30, 2020, to make a transfer to his brother, where he met the convict who offered to assist him in making the transfer using his ATM card.
Penpushing further reports that, Abdullahi, said he gave the convict his ATM card revealed his password to him and gave him his brother’s account number to help him make the transfer to him.
The petitioner added that, not long, he received a debit alert showing that the convict had transferred N40, 000 to himself, prompting him to make his way into the banking hall to lay a complaint, where he incidentally met the convict again and raised the alarm that caused bank officials to cause his arrest and subsequent prosecution by the anti-graft agency.
Penpushing also reports that following his plea this prompted prosecution counsel, Jamilu Musa to ask the court to convict and sentence him accordingly. The judge, Justice Mohammed Tukur Muazu Aliyu in his judgment sentenced Aliyu to six months without option of fine