Stella Dimoko EFCC Jails Kano Senior Lawyer For 4 Years For Money Laundering


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

EFCC Jails Kano Senior Lawyer For 4 Years For Money Laundering

The Federal High Court Kano presided over by Justice Fatu Riman, Wednesday, convicted and sentenced a senior lawyer, Yakubu Mohammed Na-Allah, to four years imprisonment without option of fine for offences of money laundering to the tune of N50 million.

The convict was arraigned by the EFCC on 14 January, 2013 on a two-count charge of money laundering. Upon arraignment, Na-Allah pleaded not guilty and subsequently trial commenced on 26 June, 2013 in which the prosecution called seven witnesses and tendered 15 exhibits.

On February 1, 2013 the properties of the convict were attached by the EFCC following an interim forfeiture order issued by the same court.

Na-Allah’s journey to prison started when the commission received a petition that the 68-year-old Kano lawyer, duped two of his clients to the tune of N50 million, being part of the money recovered for his client in a case they filed against the Ministry of Solid Minerals, where the convict represented them.

The petition alleged that the convict after winning the case and recovering the sum of N90 million meant for his clients, reluctantly gave his clients N30 million and converted the balance to his personal use.

However, investigation by the EFCC revealed that the convict used part of the proceeds to acquire a palatial mansion in Sharada area of Kano.
In his judgment, Justice Riman ruled that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and subsequently convicted Na-Allah.

Prosecution counsel, M.S Abubakar urged the court to consider the forfeiture of properties acquired by the convict with the proceeds of his crime.

Justice Riman sentenced the convict to serve two years imprisonment on each of the two count charge and also ordered that the attached property of the convict worth N50 million as at the time it was purchased, be forfeited to the Federal Government.
The sentences are to run concurrently.
from Vanguard

*''A Ole is a Ole but come on,na this body them go get power right?Jail the looters who took monies running into trillions,this one is NOTHING!...*tongue click*


  1. Hmmmmmm i agree with Stella that this one is nothing compared to the 'above the law letters' but common this lawyer Ian greedy now, he deserves what he got

    1. One thing I don't understand about criminal justice is??????? The people that lost their money how do they recover it since the property is to be forfeited to the government??????? Education please?????????

  2. Wait o. Na my eyes Abi d man dey smile...!??

    Make I go make tea & inhale snuff. Anumabia.

  3. The money is not much compared to the others, but yes he should be jailed. Stealing na stealing ooh

    Why is he smiling in the above pic? Abokiii

    1. Chai Becky divine, 4 dis ur comment i lost respect 4 u. I've always looked out 4 ur comments but dis today shows ur level of reasoning. So smiling has to do with his tribe again?? He smiled becos he is aboki. SMH

  4. Despite this one is nothing compared to the rest, am happy they took this action too..
    Na so e dey start biko.

    Good morning beautiful people.

  5. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    Dude is smiling indicating that he is never going to last long in prison....

  6. ....and he's smiling. No remorse whatsoever

  7. Corruption is corruption ,i will be happy if government officials spend years in jail too

  8. Na this one them see to jail,

  9. Someone stole your money and you taking him to court? They get time


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