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A Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced one Allen Abel to a cumulative term of 125 years in prison for allegedly fraudulently obtaining food items valued at N12.8 million on the pretext of executing a fake contract for Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development’s School Feeding scheme under the Social Intervention Programme of the Federal Government.

Abel was arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on Thursday, July 2, 2020, alongside Suleiman Adamu, Usman Adamu, and Kingsley Madubuagu by the Maiduguri zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 20-count charge that borders on forgery, possession of false documents, impersonation, and obtaining by false pretense.

Abel pleaded guilty to the twenty count charges upon arraignment and Justice Kumaliya convicted him accordingly and adjourned to September 30 for sentencing.

At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Justice Kumaliya sentenced Abel to 7 years imprisonment each on counts 1 to 6, and 9 without an option of fine; 5 years imprisonment each on counts 7, 8, and 11-20 respectively without an option of fine.

All sentences are to run consecutively.

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