Cashier Sentenced To 15 Years Imprisonment For Embezzling N9.1m


An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, Plateau state, has sentenced a 60-year-old cashier, Yakubu Mekodo to 15 years imprisonment for embezzling N9. 1 million.

The prosecution counsel, Insp. Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported at the Nigeria Police Area Command office in Jos on January 6 2015 by the complainant, one Mr. Azuatalam Osigwe of Vital Foam company.

Dabit said that the convict in a confessional statement said he used part of the money to buy two cars and other personal things.

He further stated that the offense contravened the provisions of sections 322 and 309 of the Penal Code law.

The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, while delivering his judgment then sentenced Mekodo to 15 years imprisonment following his guilty plea to the embezzlement charge.

He also ordered the accused to pay N8.5 million as compensation or spend 15 years in prison.

The judge said the punishment would serve as a deterrent to others, NAN reports

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