The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 arraigned one Abdulrazak Halliru before Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheque.
Halliru allegedly used his position as a sales manager of a cement company belonging to Danladi Sani Hanga to sell ten trucks of cement worth N13m (thirteen million naira) and diverted the money for personal use.
The accused person in a bid to pay the said sum, issued a post-dated Eco Bank cheque in the sum of N2m (two million naira) which on presentation at the bank was dishonored for lack of sufficient funds in the account.
The charge reads: “that you Abdulrazak Halliru sometimes in November 2013 at Kano within the jurisdiction of the Kano State High Court did issue an Eco Bank Cheque No: 33127453 dated 25 November, 2013 in the sum of Two Million Naira Only (N2,000,000) in favour of Danladi Sani Hanga which on presentation at the Bank within three months after the date on the cheque was dishonored on the ground of insufficient funds standing to the credit of the account upon which it was drawn and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(A) and punishable under section 1(1)(b)(i) of the Dishonored Cheques (Offences) Act, Cap D11 Laws of the Federation, 2004”.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Salihu Sani urged the court to fix a date for trial to commence.
Justice Aboki consequently adjourned the case to November 17, 2014 for commencement of trial and ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody.