Another 'sharp guy' just got his fingers burnt. A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja, on Thursday sentenced one Hassan Joshua, 38, to two months’ imprisonment for criminal breach of trust and cheating, bordering on failure to pay back a customer’s N430,000.
The judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave him N 10,000 option of fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.
The judge also ordered the convict to pay the N430,000 to the complainant.
Joshua, a welder, who resides at Nimasa Estate Gwarimpa-Abuja, said that he paid the money into the money doubling ponzi scheme, MMM.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, told the court that one Mr. Fagbo Tubosun of Gwarimpa Estate reported the matter at Gwarimpa Police Station on Feb. 7.
According to NAN, Dalhatu said that in October 2016, the convict was given the cash to construct water tank and doors.
He said, “After collecting the money, he refused to do the work and he absconded to an unknown destination.”
During police investigation Joshua confessed to the crime, hence he got lesser sentence.