A magistrates’ court in Kano State has sentenced a woman, Elizabeth Gift, to 18 months in jail for defrauding her husband of N2,050,000 after he asked her to deposit the money in a bank.

The prosecutor, Barrister Jamilu Abubakar, told the court that the defendant, who was sent by her husband, Benefice, to pay the specified amount to the bank in April, returned and said that some persons had used weapons to steal the money from her.

The prosecutor added that the investigation showed that the money was not taken from her and that she intentionally gave it to a few others so they could make more money for her, Daily Trust reported on Tuesday.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

The Magistrate, Halima Nasir, sentenced her to 18 months in prison and ordered that she should pay her husband the N2,050,000.

The magistrate, however, gave her an option of a N50,000 fine for the 18 months in prison.

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