Man jailed six months for defrauding electricity customers

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, has sentenced a man, Bashar Bunza, to six-month imprisonment for criminal breach of trust, obtaining money under false pretences and impersonation.

The convict was arrested by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for parading himself to customers of Kaduna Electric as a worker of the company and collecting payment for bills from them.

A first information report stated that Bunza was apprehended by some customers where he collected the sum of 10,000 and could neither provide evidence of payment nor account for the money.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to six-month imprisonment with a fine option of N100,000.

He was also ordered to refund the N10,000 he collected.

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