Counterfeit bank notes: Court jails woman, 3 others for a hundred and sixty years (160yrs)

A federal high court  in yola, adamawa state, has sentenced four people such as a woman to a hundred and sixty years (160) imprisonment on a multiple-matter rate of conspiracy and ownership of counterfeit bank notes.
Court jails a woman for 160 years 


Justice abdulazeez anka handed down the sentences to the convicts in the case introduced by the independent corrupt practices and different associated offences fee (icpc).

He dominated that they will spend 10 years in jail on every of the 4 counts favored in opposition to them.

A assertion by using theSpokesperson for icpc, mrs. rasheedat a. okoduwa (mni), said the convicts were caught at a checkpoint with counterfeit really worth n5, 504, 000.

The assertion said: “in line with icpc officials who handled the matter, 3 of the convicts, hadiza adamu bello, a woman, mohammed dauda and bello salisu had in march 2017, left kaduna and had been joined by means of the fourth convict, ali adamu, from kano, to meet a local physician, hassan bello, who was a counterfeiter at wamdeo uba, borno nation, with the intentionYou obtain approximately n5 million counterfeit financial institution notes to alternate for approximately n1 million true bank notes from a customs officer.


“the deal with the customs officer did no longer undergo for undisclosed reasons. but, as they made their manner returned, they had been stuck at a checkpoint on girei – yola avenue, with counterfeit n1000 financial institution notes really worth n5, 504, 000 by using soldiers on duty and in the end passed over to icpc.

“research launched by means of icpc operatives led them to the residence of theCounterfeiter at wamdeo uba, wherein he became arrested.

A seek conducted within the premises discovered more counterfeit n1000 bank notes studying the same serial number to the cost of n26, 000.

“at the conclusion of investigations, except for bello salisu, who changed into charged with abetment to dedicate an offence of ownership of counterfeit bank notes, the alternative 4 suspects, such as the local health practitioner counterfeiter, have been arraigned on a four-depend price of being in ownership of counterfeit bankNotes which is an offence opposite to sections 5(1) (b) and six(2) (b), and punishable underneath section 5(1) (c) of the counterfeit foreign money (special provisions) act, cap. c35, lfn 2004.

“all the accused men and women were also charged with conspiracy to dedicate an offence of ownership of counterfeit financial institution notes that's opposite to phase 6(2) (b) and punishable below phase five (1) (c) of the counterfeit foreign money (unique provisions) act cap c35, lfn 2004.

“in his ruling, justice anka located the accusedPeople responsible on every of the 4 counts and sentenced them to a cumulative 40 years imprisonment every, although the sentences will run simultaneously.

“however, hassan bello, the native medical doctor counterfeiter, could not be sentenced due to his loss of life shortly before the judgement turned into added, as a consequence his name was struck out.”

Justice abdulazeez anka handed down the sentences to the convicts in the case introduced by the independent corrupt practices and different associated offences fee (icpc).

He dominated that they will spend 10 years in jail on every of the 4 counts favored in opposition to them.

A assertion by using theSpokesperson for icpc, mrs. rasheedat a. okoduwa (mni), said the convicts were caught at a checkpoint with counterfeit really worth n5, 504, 000.

The assertion said: “in line with icpc officials who handled the matter, 3 of the convicts, hadiza adamu bello, a woman, mohammed dauda and bello salisu had in march 2017, left kaduna and had been joined by means of the fourth convict, ali adamu, from kano, to meet a local physician, hassan bello, who was a counterfeiter at wamdeo uba, borno nation, with the intentionYou obtain approximately n5 million counterfeit financial institution notes to alternate for approximately n1 million true bank notes from a customs officer.


“the deal with the customs officer did no longer undergo for undisclosed reasons. but, as they made their manner returned, they had been stuck at a checkpoint on girei – yola avenue, with counterfeit n1000 financial institution notes really worth n5, 504, 000 by using soldiers on duty and in the end passed over to icpc.

“research launched by means of icpc operatives led them to the residence of theCounterfeiter at wamdeo uba, wherein he became arrested.

A seek conducted within the premises discovered more counterfeit n1000 bank notes studying the same serial number to the cost of n26, 000.

“at the conclusion of investigations, except for bello salisu, who changed into charged with abetment to dedicate an offence of ownership of counterfeit bank notes, the alternative 4 suspects, such as the local health practitioner counterfeiter, have been arraigned on a four-depend price of being in ownership of counterfeit bankNotes which is an offence opposite to sections 5(1) (b) and six(2) (b), and punishable underneath section 5(1) (c) of the counterfeit foreign money (special provisions) act, cap. c35, lfn 2004.

“all the accused men and women were also charged with conspiracy to dedicate an offence of ownership of counterfeit financial institution notes that's opposite to phase 6(2) (b) and punishable below phase five (1) (c) of the counterfeit foreign money (unique provisions) act cap c35, lfn 2004.

“in his ruling, justice anka located the accusedPeople responsible on every of the 4 counts and sentenced them to a cumulative 40 years imprisonment every, although the sentences will run simultaneously.

“however, hassan bello, the native medical doctor counterfeiter, could not be sentenced due to his loss of life shortly before the judgement turned into added, as a consequence his name was struck out.”

(AfricaNet)

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