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Court sentences 2 men to 15 months imprisonment for fertilizer adulteration in Jigawa

A Mobile Court in Jigawa State has sentenced two men to 15 months imprisonment over fertilizer adulteration.

Barrister Mannir Sarki Abdullahi, who’s the presiding magistrate has given the convicts the option to pay an N80,000 fine.

“Six months in a custodial facility or the fine option of N50,000 for adulteration and six months in a custodial facility or the fine option of N30,000 each for conspiracy and bond to be of good character which also attracts three month imprisonment if breached,” he said.

The presiding magistrate, has also directed that seizure of the exhibits by the court for destruction.

He also revealed that the punishment would deter others from carrying out similar offence.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday apprehended one Abubakar Alhaji Sani and Baffa Musa for adulteration of fertilizer which was intended for sale and conspiracy.

It was gathered that the offences were in contravention of sections 184 and 97 of the Penal Code Law.

They were apprehended after an intelligence report got the corps that the suspects were mixing NPK agricultural fertilizer with sand in Hadejia.

The suspects were apprehended with 27 bags of fertilizer; which 24 were already mixed while the other 3 bags contained sand valued at the sum of N336,000.

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