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Businesswoman jailed 7 months for cheating

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Abuja, June 11, 2019 A Kubwa Grade1 Area Court in Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced one Aisha Lima to seven months in prison for cheating three women of N425, 000.

The Judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, however gave Lima an option of N30, 000 fine and ordered her to pay compensation of N425, 000 to the complainants, Zuwaira Usman, Harira Musa and Zalihar Dahiru.

He warned Lima to desist from crime and be of good behaviour.

Lima was convicted and sentenced for criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that the complainants reported the matter at the Deidei Police Station on June 10.

He said that Lima went to the houses of the complainants and bought food stuff from them in May with a promise to pay in three weeks.

Olanipekun said that Lima sold the food items and realised N425, 000, but converted the money to her use.

He told the court that the offence contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

Lima pleaded guilty and begged the court for time to raise the amount, saying that she had a farm in Masaka, Nasarawa State, of good value.

Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo and Olisa Ifeajika