Ibrahim Yakubu and Umar Salihu staff of Kaduna Electric service provider, QXK Engineering Services, conspired among themselves and received the payment of N5,000 belonging to Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company and diverted same for their personal use.
An Argungu Magistrates Court ruled that by this action, the suspects committed the offences of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating contrary to Section 60, 298 and 308 of Penal Code Law of Kebbi State 2021.
The 1st and 2nd accused were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court, Argungu, where they pleaded guilty to the offences.
The two were sentenced to three months imprisonment or option of Ten thousand naira fine for the offence of criminal conspiracy.
For the offence of Breach of Trust they were sentenced to five years imprisonment or option of fifty thousand naira fine.
Similarly, for cheating, the accused were sentenced to four years in prison or option of forty thousand naira fine respectively.