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Court Sentence Man To Seven Years Imprisonment For Forex Fraud

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A man identified as Muallayidi Mohammed Sani has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for conspiracy and forgery.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kano State chapter, has secured the conviction of Sani who was arraigned on a three-count charge.

He and one Sabinatu Aliyu Alhassan (at large) had engaged in forex racketeering, collecting Personal Travel Allowance (PTA) from commercial banks to sell at higher rates in the black market.

Part of the charge reads: “That you Muallayidi Mohamme Sani sometime in October, 2021, in Kano, Kano State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with the intent to defraud, forged some documents titled: ‘Air Ticket, Passport and Visa’, purported to have been genuinely issued to facilitate the collection of PTA from commercial banks, and thereby committed forgery, an offence contrary to Section 363 and punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code.”

The prosecutor, Zarami Mohammed, asked the court to convict him after he pleaded guilty while the defence counsel, Patience Edamaku, begged the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing her client.

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