Kaduna State Polytechnic student sentenced to 5 years in prison for fraud
Suspect, Babuwa Christopher
Babuwa Christopher, a student at Kaduna State Polytechnic Institute, was sentenced to prison for participating in fraudulent activities.
Kaduna State High Court Judge Mohammed Tukur, who met in Kaduna on Wednesday 21 October, sentenced the Quantity Survey student.
The defendant was convicted after pleading guilty to the amended criminal charge on the count.
The charge reads: “that you, Babuwa Christopher of No. 3 Mach Close, Barnava, Kaduna, somewhere in July 2020 in Kaduna in the judicial branch of this esteemed court with the intent to commit a crime that you had in your personal documents containing false statements about ingenuity; Visa Union Bank card named Maduka MO, Visa Union Bank card named Peter, Visa Union Bank card named Jatau Richard, United Bank of Africa (UBA) debit card named ThankGod, and Diamond Bank Master Card with unidentified name and therefore you have committed the offense of attempted fraud in violation of section 57 of the 2017 Kaduna State Penal Code and is punishable under section 307 of the same law “
In connection with his petition, the prosecutor for the prosecution, Y.Dzh.Matiyak, asked the court to find him guilty and sentence him to an appropriate sentence. But lawyer Abdulsalam Nurudin asked the court to mitigate justice with mercy, since the accused is the main culprit.
Judge Tukur, who later convicted and sentenced Christopher to five years in prison, with the possibility of a fine of one hundred thousand naira (100,000 AD).
According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the convict was arrested at a lodge in Barnava, Kaduna, based on intelligence reports of his involvement in cybercrime.
At the time of his arrest, officials said fake documents were found, including debit cards from several of Nigeria’s leading banks under different names.