Justice Aminu Garba Sifawa of the Sokoto State High Court sitting in Sokoto on Wednesday sentenced Aminu Mohammed Gobirawa, Director Planning, Research and Statistics, Sokoto South Local Government Education Authority, to six months imprisonment for employment scam.
He was prosecuted by the Sokoto Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a one-count charge of cheating.
Trouble began for Gobirawa when, sometime in May 2018, he lured and collected the total sum of N300.000 from one Comfort Joseph Wandas and her brothers on the pretext of securing jobs for them with the Nigeria Immigration Service.
According to the complaint, efforts to secure the said employment or be refunded proved abortive as the defendant was only able to pay the sum of N65,000.
When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded guilty.
In view of his guilty plea, prosecution counsel, Mela Gwani prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant accordingly.
Justice Sifawa convicted and sentenced him to six months imprisonment or an option of N50, 000.00 fine with a mandatory two weeks imprisonment as a reprimand.