2 Sisters sentenced to 10-years in prison for diverting medical funds


Two sisters distinguished as Maryam Muhammad Jallo and Rukaiya Muhammad Jallo were on November 24, given a long term prison sentence for redirecting clinical assets gave by Nigerians.

The blood sisters were indicted on a revised one check charge by the Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

They were set being investigated after one Alhaji Badamasi Shanono claimed in an appeal that in 2019, JAMAL HEALTH FOUNDATION possessed by the convicts utilized its online media stage in requesting for gifts and commitments from givers for the clinical costs of one Usman Umar who had been out of commission for more than two years asylum endured fractional deadens.

Shanono said he gave 1,000,000 to the establishment, while 700,000 was contributed by a lady. He alledged that Jamal Foundation wouldn’t hand over the assets to the patient yet changed it over to individual use.

The charge read;

“That you Maryam Jallo and Rukaiya Jallo on the 30th day of March, 2019 in Kaduna within the judicial division of this Honourable Court, while being entrusted with the sum of One Million Seven Hundred Thousand Naira ( N1,700,000) only by one Alhaji Badamasi Shanono and Adio Bukar Hashia for medical treatment of one Usman Umar dishonestly misappropriated same and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 293 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under Section 294 of the Same Law”.

Justice Muhammad Tukur of Kaduna State High Court managed the case in which the sisters conceded to the offense which verged on criminal penetrate of trust.

Justice Tukur indicted and condemned them to ten years detainment with a choice of N100,000 fine (One Hundred Thousand Naira)

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