By Israel Bulus
Justice Tukur Mu’azu of Kaduna State High Court has convicted and sentenced the Interim Management Committee Chairman of Kaura Local Government, Kaduna State, Ibrahim Akut Baba to seven years imprisonment without the option of fine for offences bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
Ibrahim Akut Baba who was Kaduna State Deputy Governor’s ally before Malam Nasir el-Rufai appointed him Interim Chairman for Kaura LGA, Bantex’s LGA was arraigned before Justice Mu’azu on January 7, 2016, on the allegation of defrauding one Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim of Rahusa Investment Limited, Sabon Hunkuyi, Kaduna state sometime in 2011, over a phony gas supply contract.
NTA reports that the victim allegedly paid the convict N1million for the supply of five trucks of gas at the rate of N.2million per truck.
But after the payment was made, the victim neither received the product nor gets a refund.