EFCC Arraigns Men for Frauds in Kano, Maiduguri, Abuja

EFCC Arraigns Man For N4m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today 7th November, 2018 arraigned one Usman Mohammed before Justice Usman Na’abba of High Court, Kano State on one count charge bordering on diversion of funds and criminal breach of trust.

The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2017, the suspect fraudulently induced him and collected the sum of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,300,000.00) to process four visas to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, umra and their accommodations. The accused who was unable to produce the visa also failed to return the money he was paid and instead cut all communications between him and the complainant.

The charge reads: ”That you, Alhaji Usman Mohammed, sometimes between March to December 2017 in Kano within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Justice, Kano State with intent to defraud, dishonestly misappropriated the sum of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N4, 300,000,00) belonging to Abdullahi Ibrahim and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 308 and punishable under section 309 of the penal code”.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge read to him. This development promted the
prosecution counsel, Michael Ojo to ask the court for a date for hearing.

The counsel to the accused person, Zainab Garba, made an oral application for bail on behalf of her client.
Justice Na-Abba granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned to 29th November, 2018 for hearing.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
7th November, 2018
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EFCC Arraigns Man for N16m Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraigned Umar Ali Kaka, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N16,000,000 (Sixteen Million Naira) only.

According to investigations carried out by the Commission, a criminal complaint was reported against the accused vide a petition dated 27th October, 2017. The petition was written by one Ibrahim Garba Usman, which alleges criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence in the sum of N16,0000,000.00 (Sixteen Million Naira).

Kaka, sometimes in 2017, called the complainant via mobile phone and informed him that a contract was awarded to Today’s Super Market Stores for the supply of food stuffs and other goods to Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) which requires money in the sum of N16million to be executed.

The accused person assured the complainant that if he invests the said N16 million will earn him a profit of N1.5million in less than 30 days of the investment. Upon this presentation, the complainant agreed and transferred the said N16 million.

Count one of the charge reads: “That you, UMAR ALI KAKA on or about the 24th day of February, 2017 at Maiduguri within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court and with intent to defraud induced one Ibrahim Garba Usman to deliver to you the sum of Sixteen Million Naira (N16,000,000.00) only that the said sum would be utilized in executing a contract for the supply of food stuffs and other Goods to NGOs, which contrary you claimed to have been awarded to Today’s Super Store Maiduguri, facts you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 20 (a) and 322 of the penal Code Law of Borno State Cap. 102 Vol. 3 of 1994 respectively”.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge prepared against him.

Counsel to the prosecution Khalid Sanusi applied for a trial date.
Justice Fadawu Umar adjourned the matter to 13th November, 2018 for commencement of trial and ordered the remand of the accused person in the prison custody.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
7th November, 2018
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EFCC Arraigns Surety Over Absence of Fraud Suspect
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2018 arraigned one Hassana Idris Danjuma, before Justice Salisu Garuba of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obstruction of justice.

Danjuma had sometimes in August 2017 stood in as surety for one Emeje Shehu Aminu who was being investigated by the EFCC for issuance of dud cheque and for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. She had undertaken to produce the suspect when requested by the EFCC at any point in time in the course of investigations.

However, since Aminu was released to her on bond, the suspect failed to report, and remained incommunicado. All efforts to locate him, proved abortive, thus hampering the progress of investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

Invariably, the EFCC charged Danjuma to court, as her inability to produce Aminu for prosecution, amounted to an act of obstructing the course of justice.

The charge reads: “That you Hassana Idris Danjuma on or about 4th day of August, 2017, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, did wilfully obstruct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in exercise of its power to prosecute one Emeje Shehu Aminu by entering a bond for the sum of N6,000,000 (Six Million Naira) to produce him before the Commission on every date that he may be required to be produced, till the case against him is finally disposed of; and failing to do so when called upon by the Commission, you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 38(2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 and punishable under section 38(2)(b) of the same Act.”

Danjuma pleaded “not guilty” to the charge.

Counsel to the defendant, Emmanuel Okani, told the court that a motion dated October 2, 2018 and filed on October 4, 2018 was before the Court.

“The motion is brought pursuant to Section 162,163,165 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 and Section 35 and 36 of the Constitution,” he said and prayed the Court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.

Justice Garuba, thereafter, admitted Danjuma to bail in the sum of N1million, and one surety in like sum. She was also ordered to deposit her international passport with the Court.

Matter has been adjourned to November 26, 2018 for hearing.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
7th November, 2018.

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