The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, July 18, 2022, arraigned one Al-amin Idris before Justice Musa Mustapha of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on one count charge of cheating to the tune of N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira).
The count reads, “That you, Al’amin Idris, sometime in March 2022 at Maiduguri, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, induced Ngeram Palnam Dauda to deliver to you the sum of N2, 000,000.00 (Two Million Naira) under the guise that the said amount represents payment for the purchase of a purported plot of land no. 14 with Right of Occupancy no. BO/26124/6 laying and situated at Damboa Road, Opposite CBN Quarters and plot No 121 with Right of Occupancy BO/14512/7 laying and situated behind Road Safety Commission respectively, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Maiduguri Borno State and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 (a) and Punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him by the EFCC.
Consequently, counsel for the prosecution, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, prayed the court for a trial date to enable him present witnesses to prove the case against the defendant.
Justice Mustapha however admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N3m with one surety in like sum. The surety must have a landed property within Maiduguri Metropolitan Council. The case was adjourned till August 1, 2022 for commencement of trial.
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18 July, 2022