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EFCC DOCKS TWO FOR N22M FRAUD IN MAIDUGURI

EFCC DOCKS TWO FOR N22M FRAUD IN MAIDUGURI

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned one Mohammed Bukar (a.k.a Gausu) before a High Court of Borno State,in Maidiguri

The defendant was arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N19,000,000.00 (Nineteen Million Naira only).
The defendant allegedly fraudulently collected the sum from Ba’ana Modu Buraye for the execution of purported contract awarded to him by Norwegian Refugee Council for the supply of water pumps.
The count reads: “That you Mohammed Bukar (Gausu) sometime in August, 2021 in Maiduguri Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently induced one Ba’ana Modu Buraye to cause the gross sum of Nineteen Million Naira (N19, 000,000.00) only to be delivered to you via MUB Guzamala Enterprises Bank account No. 0003811629 domiciled in Jaiz Bank Plc. under false pretence that you were to use the said sum for the execution of a purported contract awarded to you by Norwegian Refugee Council,  a Non-Governmental Organisation for the supply of water pump which fact you knew to be false and thereby an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2016.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel for the prosecution, Haruna Albulkadir, asked for a trial date and the remand of the defendant in prison custody.
Justice Kumaliya ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned till May 19, 2022.
In a related development, one Adamu Ibrahim was also arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the High Court of Borno State on a one count charge of obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N3,000,000.00 (Three Million Naira only)
The count reads: “That you, Adamu Ibrahim sometime in March 2020 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N3,000,000.00 (Three Million Naira) from Abubakar Bashir under the false pretence that the said amount represent payment for the purchase of a purported plot of land measuring 50ft by 100ft laying and situated at Shuwari II, behind Innobative Secondary School, Konduga Local Government Area, Borno State which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2016 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the one count charge.
Counsel for the prosecution, Haruna Abdulkadir applied for a trial date and prayed the defendant be remand in prison custody.
Justice Kumaliya  ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned till May 16, 2022.

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