Yakubu Kala, a real estate agent in Gombe, Gombe State, has been convicted by the Gombe State High Court for duping a victim to the tune of N6 million.
Kala was sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Halima S. Mohammed of Gombe State High Court, Gombe following a case filed by the Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence and forgery.
The convict was arrested following a petition by the victim stating that he tricked him to part with over N6 million for the purchase of a house based on the false representation and collected the sum of N300,000 as part of his commission for the said deal.
Upon arraignment, Kala pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against him and was convicted accordingly.
The judge further ordered restitution of the amount involved in favour of the nominal complainant.