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Court sentences businessman to 6 months in prison for cheating

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Jos, April 16, 2019 An Upper Area Court 1, sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 21-year-old businessman,

Gabriel Peter, to six months in prison for breach of trust and cheating.

The judge, Lawal Suleiman, who sentenced the convict with an option of N5,000 fine, also ordered him to pay N10,000 to the

complainant as compensation.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Daniel Longwal, told the court that the case was reported on April 11 at the Anglo-Jos Police Station by

the Complainant, Zibian Dandaura.

Longwal said that the convict was given N13,000 by the complainant to help him buy a phone, but converted it to his personal use.

On arraignment, the convict pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 297 and 307 of the Plateau State Penal Code Laws.

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