Hacker Faruk Sani jailed for stealing N6.9m from victim

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Justice Usman Na’abba of the Kano State High Court has sentenced Faruk Sani to two and half years imprisonment for stealing N6.9 Million from his victim.

He was jailed on Thursday, April 7, 2022, after pleading guilty to a five-count charge of stealing, slammed on him by the EFCC.

One of the counts read: “That you FARUK SANI and others now at large on or about 18th December 2020, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court committed theft of the sum of N4 Million by taking it out of the possession of United Bank for Africa Plc through Yetunde Olariyiki Ajayi-Bembe’s Account No. 2062266268 with the Bank and paid into Bayelsa Oil & Gas Services Company Ltd’s Account No. 1018500218 domiciled with United Bank for Africa Plc and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code, Laws of Northern Nigeria and punishable under Section 287 of the same Code.”‘

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Sani pleaded guilty to the five counts when they were read to him.

In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, Ahmed Aroga prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly.

Consequently, Justice Na’abba convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment on each of the five counts or pay a fine of N50,000 on each count.

Sani’s trouble started when a petitioner alleged that he conspired with four other suspects: Ibrahim Abubakar, Abubakar Ibrahim Musa Kofa, Musa Sanusi Abdulsalam and Aliyu Auwal Umar (at large).

They stole N6.9 Million by hacking into an account belonging to Yetunde Olariyiki Ajayi-Bembe and transferred the money into several bank accounts.

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