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Mechanic sentenced to two months in prison for cheating his client

Mr Mohammed also advised the convict to be of good behaviour and shun a life of crime after serving his jail term.

• June 28, 2024
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A magistrates’ court in Zuba, Abuja, sentenced a 30-year-old mechanic, Ibrahim Adamu, to two months’ imprisonment for cheating his client

Mr Adamu had pleaded guilty to breach of trust and cheating and begged the court for leniency.

The magistrate, Abdulazeez Mohammed, gave the convict an option of a N1 million fine.

Mr Mohammed also advised the convict to be of good behaviour and shun a life of crime after serving his jail term.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Hauwa Yakubu of Zuba Abuja, reported the matter at the Zuba Police Station on May 27.

Mr Ogada said the complainant gave the convict her car for repairs.

He said the convict collected engine parts, which the complainant bought, sold them, and converted the money to his personal use.

The prosecutor said that during the police investigation, the convict made a confessional statement.

He said the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code. 

(NAN)

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