EFCC Arraigns Bukar Over N43.33 Million Fraud In Borno

EFCC Arraigns Bukar Over N43.33 Million Fraud In Borno

The Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Maiduguri, has arraigned Bukar Mohammed before Justice Aisha Kumaliya for allegedly diverting N43.33 million.

Mohammed, a Bureau De Change Operator, was charged Tuesday in Maiduguri for allegedly diverting the money in his custody for safekeeping.

Justice Kumaliya’ while reading out the charges against the defendant, said: “That you Mohammed sometimes in 2018, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court fraudulently induced one Alhaji Ali Mohammed to deliver you monies in Euros and Naira, valued at N43.83 million.”

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“You were also under the false presence collected same for safekeeping; which you knew to be false, you committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 1(1) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other, Fraud related to guilty. 2006.

The defendant however pleaded ‘not guilty to the charge.

Fatsuma Mohammed, the prosecution counsel therefore asked the coPurt to remand the defendant in prison custody and demanded the Judge to fix another date to continue the trial of the suspect.

Justice Kumaliya, therefore adjourned the trial case to September 14, 2021, for the commencement of trial at the High Court.

She ordered the defendant to be remanded in the Maiduguri correctional facility along Baga road.

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