Katsina High Court has sentenced one Sule Yusuf Saulawa, former permanent secretary, office of the Deputy Governor of the state to 7 year jail term without an option of fine, Daily Trust reports.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC led by its counsel Barrister Saad Hanafi, had dragged the accused following a complained lodged by one Musa Baba, the Chairman of Many Agro-Allied and chemical Company Nigeria Ltd.
Saulawa had falsely obtained from the complainant the sum of N2.5m to facilitate a contract for the supply of fertiliser to all the local government of the states as soon as the complainant bids for the contract.
The EFCC charged the accused under section 1(1)(a) of the advance fee fraud and other fraud related offences act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same act.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Sanusi Tukur sentenced the accused to a minimum of seven years without an option of fine as stipulated punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance feefraud and other related offences.