Kano businessman bags 2 years jail sentence for issuing N9m dud cheque

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One Aliyu Zakari has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for issuing a N9 million dud cheque.

Zakari was found guilty on a two count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.
He was by arraigned before justice Yusuf Ubale of the Kano State High Court by the EFCC.
Zakari, the chief executive of AZH Enterprises Limited, was arrested by the Commission following a petition alleging that he refused to pay part of the value of premium motor spirit and automotive gas oil sold to him by the petitioner, and that the cheques he issued to settle the debt were returned unpaid owing to insufficient funds in his account.
Zakari was said to have committed the fraudulent crime on June 30, 2010 in Kano.
The EFCC accused him of issuing a First Bank Plc cheque in the sum of N9 million to one Alhaji Magaji Ubale which when presented sometimes in July, 2010 was dishonoured on the ground that no sufficient funds were standing to the credit of the account.
He pleaded guilty to the charges.
Justice Ubale convicted and sentenced him to two years imprisonment without an option of fine. The Judge, however, imposed a fine of N10,000 only against the company.

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