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EFCC arraigns suspect for N7.1m fraud in Sokoto

Written by on March 25, 2024

The Sokoto Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission brought charges against Ibrahim Isah in a case of criminal breach of trust to the tune of N7,110,000.00.

According to a statement by the EFCC via X on Monday, Isah was arraigned before Justice Bashar Tambuwal of the Sokoto State High Court on a one-count charge of criminal breach of trust.

The charge noted that in November 2022, Isah was entrusted with the money by one Buhari Gumbi to purchase and supply 1,800 bags of BUA cement at the rate of N3,950 per bag.

However, according to the prosecution, Isah allegedly misappropriated the funds for personal use, violating the terms of the trust.

The charge read, “That you Ibrahim Salisu Isah Adult, Male, sometime in November 2022 at Sokoto within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Sokoto State, while being entrusted with the sum of N7,110,000.00 (Seven Million One Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira), by one Buhari Hammani Gumbi to purchase and supply 1,800 bags of BUA cement at the rate of N3,950 per bag, dishonestly misappropriated the money to your personal use in violation of the mode in which the trust is to be discharged and thereby committed the offence of criminal breach of trust contrary to Section 300 of the Sokoto State Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 301 of the same Law.”

The statement added that Isah pleaded not guilty to the charge.

“Prosecution counsel,  S.H Sa’ad, then applied for a trial date, while defence counsel Shamsu Dauda applied for bail for the accused. Sa’ad objected to the defence counsel’s oral application for bail, arguing that, being a court of records, the defence must come formally by way of an affidavit for the prosecution to respond.

Source: Jordan 105.5fm News Bulletin

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