Man, 40, docked over alleged N1.2m fraud


A 40-year-old man, Abubakar Muhammad, was on Wednesday brought before a Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano for allegedly defrauding one Jibrin Abdullahi of N1.2 million.

The defendant, a resident of Brigade Quarters, Kano, is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ibrahim Tsanyawa, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometimes in November 2018, at Dawanau Market, Kano.

Tsanyawa alleged that the complainant “Abdullahi” supplied 65 bags of beans worth N1.2 million to the defendant to sell and remit the money back within one week.

“In the process, the defendant sold and diverted the money to his own personal use,” he said.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Fauziyya SheShe, admitted the defendant to N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

SheShe said that one of the sureties must be a Civil servant of not less than grade level 13, while the second surety must be the biological father or brother to the defendant.

She adjourned the matter until Aug. 19, for further mention. (NAN)

– Aug. 5, 2020 @ 15:59 GMT |

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