The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday, October 2, 2014 arraigned the duo of Alhaji Abdul Ahmadu and Bello Isa before Justice Farouq Lawal of the Kano State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence.
The accused persons allegedly induced one Alhaji Mohammed Sani Utai to part with the sum of N6, 100,000 (Six Million One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) under the pretext that they were going to sell a Mercedes Benz GLK car to him. After obtaining the money in various tranches, the car was neither delivered nor was his money returned.
One of the charge reads, “that you Alhaji Abdu Ahmadu and Bello Isa sometime in 2012, at Kano within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano State with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N2, 600, 000 (Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira only) from Mohammed Sani Utai by falsely representing that you had a Mercedes Benz GLK for sale and that you were capable of securing delivery of the said Mercedes Benz car to him, which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.
Justice Lawal adjourned the case to October 13, 2014 for hearing of bail application and commencement of trial.