An Upper Customary Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has convicted a 30-year-old man, Bege Mato, for cheating.
The presiding Judge, George Gwani sentenced him to six months in jail. The defendant, a resident of Kamuru was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Esther Bishen, the complainant, Julius Jonah reported the matter at the Kafanchan Divisional Police station on July 25.
Bishen told the court that Jonah who resides at Bakin Kogi, allegedly paid the defendant with N795, 000, to supply him with ginger. She claimed that he only supplied N535,000 worth of ginger and converted the remaining N260,000 to his personal use.
The defendant pleaded guilty and begged for leniency. The prosecutor said the offences are in contravention of sections 296 and 306 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.
In his ruling, Justice George Gwani sentenced the defendant to three months in prison for the first count and sentenced him to six months on the second count, both sentences are to run concurrently.
He, however, gave the convict an option of fine to pay N15, 000 for the first offence and the option to pay a fine of N25,000 for the second.
The judge also awarded a compensation of N260,000 to the complainant following an application by the prosecutor.
In other news…
A Nigerian man revealed he is a serial cheat and he believes that it was caused by the fact that his parents forced him to get married at the age of 22. The 32-year-old man said he impregnated his wife 10 years ago and was made to take her as his wife.
But he has been cheating on her throughout that period with multiple women and he was unable to stop. He however said that he met one lady recently and she is the only person he sees apart from his wife, but he feels guilty.
According to him, the side chic made changed him in a way as she is the reason he stopped seeing other women.
He said; I got married at 22. I take care of my wife and my kids, they go to the best school in my community and they lived in the house I bought for them on the Island. I’ve been cheating all through the marriage, I’m not proud of it but maybe because I got married early at 22 when I got her pregnant. So I’ve been cheating since then for the past 10yrs now with different women and I tried to hide it from her. She only caught me once.
Now I met this new girl I’m cheating with, and since I met her last year I’ve only been cheating with her and no one else, I dont believe I can stop sleeping with multiple women until I met her. Now I’m afraid of losing her, if that happens I’ll go back to my cheating with multiple women.
The girl I’m cheating with changed me, at least I stopped sleeping around. I’m sorry to my wife, she’s a good woman, I’m sorry she met someone like me who couldn’t love her enough to stop cheating. Goodbye.