The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, on Tuesday, January arraigned one Adamu Mohammed alongside his firm, Amdo Doguwa Nigeria Limited, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheque.
The defendant was said to have fraudulently collected a sum of N10, 710, 000.00k (Ten Million, Seven Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) from the complainant, Shehu Bala, for the supply of animal feeds.
However, the defendant allegedly failed to supply the items, contrary to his promise.
The defendant was said to have later issued a dud cheque to the complainant.
One of the reads: “That you, Adamu Mohammed, a.k.a. Adamu Adur Doguwa, and Amdo Doguwa Nigeria Limited, on or about the 10th day of November 2016, at Lagos within the Igbosere Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N10, 710, 000.00 (Ten Million, Seven Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) from Mr. Shehu Usman Bala by falsely representing to Mr. Shehu Usman Bala that the said sum of money was the cost of animal feed which pretence you knew to be false.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the three counts preferred against him.
In view of his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody.
The defendant, who had no legal representation, could not respond to the prosecution’s prayer.
Justice Dada adjourned the case to February 19, 2018 for commencement of trial and remanded the defendant in Ikoyi prison.
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January 30, 2018