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Three BDC operators sentenced to jail in Kano

Three Bureau de Change (BDC) agents in Kano State have been sentenced to prison for carrying out their business without license.

Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court in Kano found trio guilty of operating without proper documentation.

They were subsequently sentenced to three years in prison.l for the offence.

The statement confirming the conviction was issued on Friday and signed by Dele Oyewale, the spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The individuals, Umar Ibrahim Muhammad, Abubakar Yakubu Garba, and Muhammad Tijjani, were sentenced to imprisonment after admitting guilt to individual charges of engaging in unauthorized foreign currency transactions without the necessary license.

Similarly, the Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended thirteen individuals suspected of engaging in internet fraud.

The arrests, according to information released on the anti-graft agency’s official X platform, formerly Twitter, took place in the Badawa area of Kano metropolis.

The EFCC said the operation followed intelligence reports it received pointing to a syndicate said to be actively involved in cyber-related crimes.

Several incriminating items were recovered from the suspects during their artests, shedding light on the nature and extent of their alleged illicit activities.

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