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Ex-EFCC staff jailed for stealing

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The media and publicity unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has announced that one of its former staff, Hussaini Abubakar, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment with One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira option of fine, for stealing a dual sim Lenevo phone with IME slot number: 1-866059026043140.

Justice S.C Amadi of the Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, who convicted and sentenced Hussaini Abubakar, said the offence was punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code CAP 37 vol. II Laws of Rives State of Nigeria, 1999.

Count One of the charge reads: “That you,Hussaina Abubakar, in 2017 at Port Harcourt in the Port Harcourt Judicial Division did fraudulently steal an exhibit from the Forensic Section of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, an exhibit which you knew was recovered in the course of investigation to wit: One Lenevo S60-A (daul sim) with serial number: HBOGOHAQ with IME slot number: 1-866059026043140, worth N18,000 (Eighteen Thousand Naira), belonging to one Chuku Nelson Nyegam and thereby committed an offence.”

Hussaina Abubakar who is said to be an orphan, a married man and a father of a 15-months baby, pleaded guilty to the charges. His defence counsel, M. M Suleiman prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, having been found to be a first time offender and with no previous conviction record.

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