Nigeria anti fraud and financial crime agency, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 arraigned one Mr Mahmoud A. Sadiq, a suspected job racketeer, before Justice Lawan Wada of the Kano State High Court on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.
The accused person allegedly obtained a sum of N410,000 (Four Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira) from the complainant under the pretext that the said money was to secure him a job at the Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.
Investigation by the EFCC revealed that the accused person was not a staff of the University as he claimed; rather, a contract staff of Federal College of Education, Katsina.
The charge reads:
“That you, Mahmoud A. Sadiq sometime in February 2017, at Kano within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Kano State with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of 441,000.00 (Four Hundred and Forty-one Thousand Naira Only) from one Abubakar Abba Ahmed by falsely representing that you would help him secure a job with the Katsina State University representation you knew to be false thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act. 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel for the prosecution, Musa Isah requested a date for hearing in view of the plea of the accused person.
The defense counsel, I. M .Sheik, moved a bail application on behalf of his clients, which was granted in the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) with two reliable sureties.
The case has been adjourned to March 27, 2018 for trial.
“The accused is to be remanded in prison custody pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions”, the judge ordered.
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