A Lebanese man by name Hussien Tahir has been sentenced to jail for fraud bothering on the issuance of a dud cheque supposedly over execution of a project. Tahir allegedly approached the complainant with a false project proposal allegedly awarded to him by the Nigeria Customs Service upon which there would be massive returns after its completion. The complainant then invested N22m, after being promised a profit of N10m. However, things got out of hand when the reported project was fully executed and the complainant got nothing in return – no profit neither did he get his money refunded. .
Justice Lawan Faruk who presided over the case at a Kano State High Court convicted him of the offence, sentencing him to 2 years imprisonment with an option of N2m. Also, ordered to pay the sum of N32.65m as restitution to the victim, or risk 5 years in prison.