Two Sisters bag 10 Years Jail sentence for spending N1.7m donated to affected person
The Kaduna State Excessive Courtroom has convicted and sentenced the duo of Maryam Jallo and Rukaiya Jallo to 10 years imprisonment for offences bordering on felony breach of belief.
Justice Muhammad Tukur sentenced Maryam and Rukaiya, who’re siblings, on Tuesday, the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) stated.
EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, famous in an announcement that each sisters have been prosecuted on an amended rely by the Kaduna Zonal workplace of the fee.
The cost learn, “that you simply Maryam Jallo and Rukaiya Jallo on the thirtieth day of March, 2019 in Kaduna throughout the judicial division of this honourable courtroom, whereas being entrusted with the sum of One Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N1,700,000) solely by one Alhaji Badamasi Shanono and Adio Bukar Hashia for medical remedy of 1 Usman Umar dishonestly misappropriated similar and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 293 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Legislation, 2017 and punishable below Part 294 of the Similar Legislation”.
The defendants pleaded ‘responsible’ to the amended cost most popular towards them.
Justice Tukur, thereafter, convicted and sentenced them to 10 years imprisonment with an choice of N100,000 nice.
In a petition to the anti-graft company, Shanono alleged that in 2019, Jamal Well being Basis – owned by the convicts – used its social media platform in soliciting donations and contributions from donors for the medical bills of 1 Usman Umar who had been bedridden for over two years on account of partial paralyses.
The petitioner claimed he donated N1 million to the muse, whereas N700,000 was chipped in by a lady.
He added that Jamal Basis refused handy over the funds to the affected person however transformed it to non-public use.
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