A Bureau de Change Operator in Maiduguri, Bukar Mohammed, has been arraigned by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) earlier than the Justice Aisha Kumaliya’s Borno State Excessive Court docket on a one-count cost of acquiring by false pretence to the tune of N43.3 million (about $100K).
The defendant allegedly transformed the cash entrusted in his custody for protected conserving to his personal private use.
The cost introduced in opposition to him learn: ‘‘That you simply, Bukar Mohammed someday in 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State inside the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket fraudulently induced one Alhaji Ali Mohammed to ship to you monies in Euros and Naira to the equal sum of Forty Three Million, Three Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand Naira (N43, 328, 000.00) solely, beneath the false pretence of gathering identical for protected conserving which you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable beneath Part 1(1)(b) and 1(3) of the Advance Price Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006.’’
The defendant subsequently pleaded ‘not responsible’ to the cost.
Prosecution counsel, Fatsuma Muhammed requested the courtroom to remand the defendant in jail custody and repair a date for trial to begin.
Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter until September 14, 2021 for graduation of trial and ordered the defendant remanded within the correctional facility.
Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri