A Nigerian man identified as Bashir Abdullahi (aka One Eye General) has been jailed.
He was handed six months imprisonment without an option of fine after he was convicted on a one count bordering on theft by Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court on Wednesday
Abdullahi, according to charges filed against him by EFCC had under the guise of helping Yuhanazu Chika conduct a transaction at an ATM, fraudulently substituted her card with his own dummy.
He had subsequently proceeded to withdraw N366, 400.00 from Chika’s bank account from a POS.
The Charge reads, ”That you, Bashir Abdullahi adult male, on or about the 14th day of November 2021 at Sokoto within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Sokoto dishonestly took the sum of N366, 400.00 from the Access Bank account number 0795944978 of one Yuhanazu Chika by gaining access to her automated teller machine card and using the details without her and Access Bank consent and you thereby committed an offence of theft contrary to Section 274(1) of the Sokoto State Penal Code law 2019 and punishable under Section 275 of the same Law.”
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
Apart from the jail term, Justice Mohammed also ordered the convict to restitute the victim the N366, 400.00 through the EFCC and write an undertaking to be of good behavior.
EFCC said the convict had been convicted of a similar offence in 2019.