A Kano State High Court has sentenced a fake lawyer, Hanga Abdullahi, to two years imprisonment for forgery.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in a statement on Tuesday, said Abdullahi was arraigned before Justice Aisha Mahmud on Friday, when he was pronounced guilty of the four counts levelled against him by the agency.
At the point of arraignment, the convict reportedly pleaded not guilty to the counts, thereby setting the stage for trial.
The statement read in part, “In the course of the trial, the prosecution counsel, Musa Isah, called four witnesses and tendered documents that were admitted as exhibits by the court.
“In his judgment, Justice Mahmud found the defendant guilty on count three but discharged and acquitted him on counts 1, 2 and 4.
“He was subsequently sentenced to two years’ imprisonment or a fine option of N250,000.
“Hanga’s journey to prison started when a petitioner alleged that he sold property meant for a specified buyer already named in a document to one of his relations and forged the prepared document to reflect the name of the new buyer. He also converted the proceeds of the sale of the property to his personal use.”