The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today September 27, 2017 arraigned four suspected fraudsters Sani Abubakar, Abubakar Abdullahi, Mainasara Kallamu and Abdulrazaq Abdullahi before Justice Ibrahim Kangiwa of the Kebbi State High Court on eight count charge of conspiracy , forgery obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque.
The accused persons allegedly conspired among themselves and diverted N32,000,000 (Thirty Two Million Naira ) being balance of the eight hundred units of motorcycles worth N72,000,000 (Seventy Two Million Naira) belonging to the complainant, one Ibrahim Iron by falsely claiming that the motorcycles were meant for the Nigerian Union of Teachers.
Investigation further revealed that all the contract documents they presented to the complainant were forged. It was further alleged that, after the supply of the motorcycles, the accused persons only paid the complainant the sum of N40,000,000 and diverted N32,000,000 (Thirty Two Million Naira Only) to their personal use.
After much pressure from the complainant for the balance of his money, the accused persons issued him with a cheque which was rejected on presentation at the bank due to insufficient funds in the account.
One of the charge read that, “you Sani Abubakar while being the Manager of Argungu Micro finance Bank, Abubakar Mohammed of No. 18 Tashar Nana, Mainasara Kallamu and Abdulrazaq Abdullahi sometime in 2008 at Kebbi within the jurisdiction of this honourable court conspired among yourselves to do an illegal act to wit: used forged documents titled; ‘Letter of Irrevocable guarantee’ purported to have been issued by Argungu Micro finance Bank and letter of Management Guarantee purported to have been issued by Universal Basic Education Board Kebbi State and entered into contract for the supply of 800 units of motorcycles worth N72,000,000 (Seventy Two Million Naira ) with Iro Mamie Enterprises, and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act”.
All the accused persons pleaded not guilty after listening to the charge.
Justice Kangiwa allowed them to continue to enjoy the administrative bail granted to them by the EFCC and adjourned the matter to October 3, 2017 for the commencement of trial.
Culled- Sahara reporters.