Justice Zanab B. Abubakar of Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 convicted and sentenced one Ashiru Afiz Adisa to twelve months imprisonment on one count amended charge of retention of proceeds of crime brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Count reads:
“That you, Ashiru Afiz Adisa a.k.a Rufus Michael sometimes in November, 2014 within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, Kano knowingly retained the sum of two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000.00) in your United Bank for Africa Plc Account with account number 2073629391 being proceeds of an illegal act on behalf of Omole Kayode being the sum obtained under false pretense from one Pastor Kabiru Maidawa Sani and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 17(a) of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 17(b) of the same Act.”
When the charge was read to the accused person, he pleaded guilty.
In view of his admittance of guilt, counsel to EFCC, Musa Isah stated the facts of the case and urged the court to convict him accordingly.
Justice Abubakar convicted and sentenced the accused person to twelve months imprisonment without option of fine, commencing from the day he was arrested.