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Serial fraudster jailed six months for ATM fraud in Sokoto – EFCC

Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court has on Thursday convicted and sentenced one Bashir Abdullahi (aka One Eye General) him to 6 months imprisonment without an option of fine on a one count bordering on theft.

This was contained a statement signed by the Head, Media & Publicity, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

Uwujaren stated that under the guise of helping the complainant conduct a transaction at an ATM, the convict substituted her card with a dummy and proceeded to withdraw money from her account from a POS. 

The Charge reads ,”That you, Bashir Abdullahi adult male, on or about the 14th day of November 2021 at Sokoto within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Sokoto dishonestly took the sum of N366, 400.00 from the Access Bank account number 0795944978 of one Yuhanazu Chika by gaining access to her automated teller machine card and using the details without her  and Access Bank consent and you thereby committed an offence of theft contrary to Section 274(1) of the Sokoto State Penal Code law 2019 and punishable under Section 275 of the same Law.”

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

Apart from the jail term, Justice Mohammed also ordered the convict to restitute the victim the N366, 400.00 through the EFCC and write an undertaking to be of good behavior.

The convict had previously been convicted of a similar offence in 2019..

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