• News - North Central - Plateau
  • Updated: May 19, 2023

Court Sentence Businessman To Jail For Cheating Tomato Seller

A 28-year-old  businessman, Abubakar Usman, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Magistrate court  for cheating a tomato seller.

Usman was sentenced by Magistrate Shawomi Bokkos after he pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of trust and cheating.

Bokkos said the punishment would serve as a deterrent to others who would want to indulge in the same act.

The magistrate gave the convict an option of a N10,000 fine.

He also ordered the convict to pay a compensation of N50,000 to the nominal complainant.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the case was reported on May 4, at the  Laranto Police Station by Anagor Ugo, the complainant.

Gokwat said that the convict was given N50,000 to supply 20 baskets of tomatoes and he converted the money to his personal use.

The offence, he said, is punishable under the Plateau Penal Code law. 

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