The Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike, on Thursday, October 27, convicted one Aminu Ya’u, a former cashier of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State for money laundering.
This was contained in a statement signed by Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, which further stated that the court found the accused guilty on two-count charge of money laundering and sentencing him to five years imprisonment on each count.
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.
Ya ‘u was accused of running private business enterprise in the name and style of YUZAFA Global Link, through which he executed contracts in the local government area and deployed the proceeds for the acquisition of choice properties in Zaria, Kaduna State and establishment of a bakery, block industry and sachet water factory, among others.