EFCC Arraigns Woman For Issuance of Dud Cheque

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, February 13, 2015 arraigned one Faith Victor before Justice S. B Belgore of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja on one count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.

Victor who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rafuyal Nigeria Limited allegedly issued a cheque to the tune of N4.1m (four million, one hundred thousand naira) to one Ndanusa Shafii Abdullahi which upon presentation was dishonoured due lack of funds.

Count one reads: “that you, Mrs. Faith Victor being the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rafuyal Nigeria Limited and Rafuyal Nigeria limited on or about 20th of December, 2013 at Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division issued a Guaranty Trust Bank Plc Cheque No. 00000240 dated 20th December, 2013 for the sum of N4,100,000.00 (four million, one hundred thousand naira) payable to Ndanusa Shafii Abdullahi which when presented for payment within three months was dishonoured on the ground that no sufficient funds were standing to the credit of the account on which the cheque was drawn and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap.D11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.

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

Upon her plea, counsel to EFCC, D. N Nkwap urged the court to fix a date for trial and remand the accused person in prison custody pending trial.

However, counsel to the accused, C. O Chur through an oral application, sought for the bail of the accused saying, “the offence is bailable”.

Nkwap objected to the bail application on the grounds that the accused had twice failed to honour terms of the administrative bail earlier granted her by the Commission.

Justice Belgore after listening to the argument of the counsel, granted the accused bail in the sum of N5m (five million naira) and two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned to March 31, 2015 for hearing.

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