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Man sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for embezzling N9.1m

One Yakubu Mekodo a 60-year-old cashier has been sentenced to fifteen years in jail by an Higher Space Court docket sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Monday, for embezzling N9.1 million.

The prosecution counsel, Insp. Monday Dabit advised the court docket that the case was reported on the Nigeria Police Space Command workplace in Jos on Jan. 6, 2015 by Mr. Azuatalam Osigwe of Important Foam Jos, the complainant.

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Dabit stated that the convict in a confessional assertion stated he used a part of the cash to purchase two vehicles and different private issues.

He additional acknowledged that the offense contravened the provisions of sections 322 and 309 of the Penal Code legislation.

Nevertheless, the Decide, Lawal Suleiman, whereas delivering his judgment sentenced Mekodo, following his responsible plea to the embezzlement cost.

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He additionally ordered the accused to pay N8.5 million as compensation or spend 15 years in jail.

The choose stated the punishment would function a deterrent to others, NAN stories.

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