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A former Special Assistant to the Chairman of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Hassan Dauda, has been sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for his involvement in a N6.3 million Hajj fraud.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that he
was accused of defrauding eight persons of N6,342,000.
It was further gathered that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission dragged Dauda before the Kaduna State High Court .
He was slammed with a 16-count charge of obtaining by false pretence, abuse of office and forgery.
Dauda was acussed of using his position as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of Giwa Local Government Area to defraud unsuspecting victims in the guise of securing Hajj seats for them in 2013.
The prosecution said the offence is punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
In his ruling, Justice M. T Aliyu found him guilty on the counts relating to obtaining by false pretence and sentenced him to seven years without an option of fine.
He was also convicted on the counts relating to abuse of office and sentenced him to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.
He was discharged and acquitted on the counts relating to forgery.
Reading the sentence, the judge stated that ICPC was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. The sentence will run concurrently.