Off You Go LG cashier jailed 10 years for money laundering in Kaduna

A former local council in Kaduna State has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for alleged money laundering.

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Just a few days after the former council boss was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for fraud in Kaduna State, a local council cashier has been sent to jail for 10 years for money laundering.

Kaduna News reports that the convict, Aminu Ya'u, a former cashier of  Giwa Local Government Area in the state, has been jailed by a Federal High Court sitting in the state for perpetrating the crime.

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In the court presided by Justice Evelyn Anyadike, Ya'u was found guilty on a two-count charge and bagged five years each.

However, following the plea for mercy by his counsel, D.G. La'ah, and submissions of the prosecution counsel M. S. Abubakar that the court should be guided by the recently enacted sentencing guidelines, the judge directed that the effective date of the sentence should be July 2012 when the convict was first arraigned before the court.

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Ya'u was accused of running a private business enterprise in the name and style of Yuzafa Global Link through which he executed contracts in the council and deployed the proceeds for the acquisition of choice properties in Zaria, and the establishment of a bakery, block industry and sachet water factory, among others.

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