EFCC Arraigns Man For 5m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today December 14, 2016 arraigned one Kabiru Mohammed before Honourable Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court on a two count charge of Criminal Breach of Trust.

The accused person allegedly obtained the sum of N4,200,000 (Four Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only) from the complainant for the purpose of buying cement from Dangote Cement Factory, Obajana on behalf of the complainant but fraudulently diverted the proceeds of the sale to his personal use. The accused person further diverted the sum of N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only) he obtained from the complainant as part payment for the purchase of Honda Accord (end of discussion).

One of the charge read that “You Kabiru Mohammed on or about the 15th day of December in Kano, within the Judicial Division of the Kano High Court with intent to defraud dishonestly misappropriate 3000 bags of cement valued at N4,200,000 which you collected from Dangote Cement Obajana on behalf of Mustapha Gudaji and you thereby committed an offense contrary to section 308 and punishable under section 309 of the Penal Code.

After listening to the charge, the accused person pleaded not guilty.

Counsel for the prosecution, Douglas Ijah Gift asked the court for trial. However, counsel for the accused person Abdullahi Mohammed moved a bail application on behalf of his client praying the court to admit the accused person to bail.

The prosecution on the other hand filed a counter affidavit praying the court to refuse the bail application.

The case has been adjourned to December 22, 2016 for ruling on bail application and January 26, 2017 for commencement of trial.