A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Dije Aboki, has convicted and jailed two civil servants, Helen Odey and Zainab Musa, for conspiracy, impersonation and false statements.
While Odey was jailed for three and half years, Musa was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.
The convicts were arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on three counts bordering on forgery and other ancillary offences.
The commission charged the convicts for impersonating one Hussienat Ahmed to secure employment with the Kano State Universal Basic Education Board.
They were said to have used a Federal College of Education Kano statement of result, belonging to the said Ahmed, an offence contrary to Section 96(1) (a) and punishable under Section 197 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 105 Laws of Kano State.
When they were first arraigned, they both pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
However, after the ICPC proved the case beyond reasonable doubt, the trial judge found the duo guilty on count one and sentenced them to six months’ imprisonment and the sum of N200,000 fine.
On count two, Justice Aboki found Odey guilty and sentenced her to two years’ imprisonment and N500,000 fine.
Also, on count three, the first defendant was sentenced to one-year imprisonment.
All the sentences are to run concurrently.