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An Abuja based Welder, Known as Hassan Joshua, 38, has been arraigned, and eventually, arrested, for collecting money from a customer, and absconding with it.


The case, which was reported at Gwarimpa Police Station, has been reviewed in court, by Judge Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, of Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja. Hassan, was reported to have invested one of his customers’ money, in the money doubling Ponzi scheme, Movrodi Mondial Movement, popularly known as ‘MMM’.


The amount of money involved, is said to be Four Hundred, and Thirty Thousand Naira (430,000).


According to the prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, the money was given to the defendant, Hassan Joshua, for the construction of water tanks, and doors. , “After collecting the money, he refused to do the work and he absconded to an unknown destination’’, Mr Dalhatu told the court.


The judge pointed out that such an offence is punishable under Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code. Mr Hassan, was thereby sentenced to two months imprisonement, and was also ordered by the court, to pay back the customer’s money, with a ten thousand naira fine.


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