Serial fraudster who duped Nigerian Army General of N180m sentenced to jail
Mohammed Sani Zubair,
the serial fraudster that defrauded retired Major General Geoffrey Ejiga of N180,000,000, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment.
Zubair was first arraigned on October 8, 2018, on a four-count charge bordering on fraudulent dealings after the retired Army general’s children petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying Zubair and his group were taking advantage of their father’s old age to scam him.
The EFCC, in one of the counts, said Zubair made a written statement to Naziru Aminu Shehu, an operative, on October 28, 2016, saying his offence is punishable under Section 39 (2) (a) and (b) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act, 2004.
But when arraigned before the court recently, Zubair pleaded “not guilty.”
The prosecution counsel, Richards Dauda, prayed for an accelerated hearing and the Defence counsel, O. F. Ekengba, did not object.
This made Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, to convict and sentence Zubair.
Justice Ojukwu however gave the convict an option of a fine of N400,000.
The anti-graft agency disclosed that it found out that Zubair was involved in several other fraudulent activities.