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EFCC Arraigns Man For N4.5m Dud Cheque


SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arraigned one Kabiru Muhammad before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on a 2-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining properties under false pretence and issuance of dud cheque.

One of the counts read: ”That you Kabiru Muhammad sometime in 2012 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did with intent to defraud induce one Aisha Abubakar to deliver to you a Toyota Hilux valued four million, five hundred thousand naira only ( N 4, 500,000.00) under false pretence that you are going to pay her the value of the vehicle via a Zenith Bank Cheque No: 64941764 dated 10th day of April 2012, which you knew is false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

The prosecution counsel, Fatima Ado Gwarama asked the court to fix a date for trial and remand the accused person in prison custody. However, Umar Faruk Ahmed, counsel to the accused urged the court to admit his client to bail.

Justice Banjoko granted bail to the accused person in the sum of five million naira and two sureties in like sum. The sureties are to submit three passport photographs each and must reside in Abuja.

The case has been adjourned to May, 30, 2013 for hearing.