Airtel Customer Service Was Jail For Facilitating N2.2m Fraud

Nigeria Airtel Customer representative Jeremiah Mustapha handed down five years jail term on Tuesday over fraud allegation.

According to report, a sum of N2.2 million was fraud among 2 customer service, Mustapha, 32, alongside Nurudeen Salimu, 35, was arraigned on June 14, 2017 on a nine-court charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing fraud, diverting messages from a phone number to another.

They however pleaded not guilty and were granted bail.

During the trial, the second defendant became mentally incapacitated and could not continue with the trial.

Magistrate Mrs. A. G. Omoyele, who handed down the verdict, sentenced Mustapha after finding him guilty of five counts out of the nine-count charge preferred against him by the police.

She sentenced him without an option of fine and ordered that the sentence should take effect from the day of sentencing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji told the court that the duo and others at large committed the offenses on October 10, 2016, in Lagos.

According to the prosecutor, the offenses committed are contrary to and punishable under Sections 287, 333(1), 340, 334, 365(1), 337, 380, 411and 415 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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