Angry operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested one Misbah Ahmad and charged him to Court for giving them false information in Zamfara State.
The man misled operatives of the Commission into believing that a huge sum of money in foreign currency was stashed in a residence located at Federal Housing Low-cost, Tudun Wada, Zamfara State.
However, when the EFCC moved into the place to recover the money and make possible arrest, it turnout to be a ruse and Ahmad was consequently arrested and charged before Court for giving the Commission false information.
The man, Misbah Ahmad, was charged before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on a one-count charge bordering on false information under the Criminal law of the State.
The Commission alleged that Ahmad sometime in June 2023 at Kaduna, willfully gave false information to an officer of the Commission that a large sum of money in United States of America currency (USD) was fraudulently kept at a residence located at Federal Housing Low-cost, Tudun Wada Zamfara State, which he knew to be false.
The alleged offence he committed was contrary to Section 39(a) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004, and punishable under Section 39(2) (b) of the same Act.
He pleaded guilty to the charge when he was arraigned.
The prosecution counsel, K.S. Ogunlade, presented the facts of the matter and asked the Court to convict him accordingly to serve as deterrent to others who might want to commit similar offence in future.
Thus, Justice Khobo convicted and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment or a fine of N100,000.
He was moved into the Correctional Centre where he will spend the prison term or pending when he will pay the fine in exchange to his freedom.