28th July, 2021
By Nimot Sulaimon
A High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced an undergraduate, Nosa Ekhatoro, to six months imprisonment for conspiracy and N1,000,000 theft.
Nosa’s journey to prison started when EFCC received a petition alleging that he alongside and one Ogie (who is still at large) conspired and stole from the bank account of the complainant through hacking.
Count two of the charge read that “You Nosa Ekhatoro on the 9th of November, 2020 at Kano within the jurisdiction of the Kano State High Court committed theft of the sum of N1, 000,000 by taking it out of the possession of Nagarba General Enterprises from his bank account domiciled in UBA and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 287 of the Penal Code”.
When asked, Nosa pleaded guilty to the two counts.
In view of his plea, counsel for the prosecution, Douglas Gift, urged the court to convict him accordingly.
Subsequently, Justice Sani convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with the option of an N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) fine.