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EFCC Arraigns Ex-convicts for N12.8m Fraud in Maiduguri

 

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, arraigned one Bulama Yahaya Jibrin (aka Bulama Ayya) before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a one count amended charge for obtaining N 5,400,000.00 (Five Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira) by false pretences.

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

In view of his plea, counsel for the prosecution, S.O Saka prayed the court for a trial date and to remand the defendant in prison custody.

Justice Kumaliya thereafter adjourned the matter till July 26, 2023, for commencement of trial and remanded the defendant in prison custody.

In a related development, the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the EFCC also arraigned one Allen Abel before Justice Kumaliya on a three count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, forgery and use of false documents to the tune of N7,480,000.00 (Seven Million, Four Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira).

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

The prosecuting counsel, S.O Saka prayed the court for a trial date and to remand the defendant in prison custody.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter till August 21, 2023, for commencement of trial and remanded the defendant in prison custody.

 

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