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EFCC Secures Conviction of 3 Car Dealers in Sokoto

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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC) has secured the conviction of three persons arraigned on one count charge contravening provisions of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011.

The Convicted persons were arraigned alongside other persons for failing to submit declarations of activities in line with extant regulations on customer identification and rendition of returns on transactions to the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, SCUML of the EFCC.

Delivering judgment, Justice Ahmad Mahmud of the Federal High Court Sokoto convicted and sentenced Aminu Sahabi to five years imprisonment or pay the fine of one hundred and twenty-five thousand (N125, 000.00) only after pleading guilty to the charge.

Justice Mahmud convicted and fined Nasiru Mohammed the sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand Naira.

He also convicted another Car dealer Umar Muhammad for 5 years with an option of  N125,000.00 fine after pleading with the charge of the Money laundering prohibition act 2011.

The judge further discharged and acquitted Sanusi Bello on the ground that the prosecution counsel failed to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt against the accused.

Speaking to Journalists at the premises of the Court, Counsel to the EFCC, Habila Jonathan expresses satisfaction with the judgment saying it will serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.

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