Photo: Two Nigerian Men Arraigned In Court By EFCC For N10.4 Million Fraud

Nigerian anti-graft agency, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office, has reportedly arraigned the duo of Yusuf Usman and Sani Ahmed before Justice M. J. Umar of the Federal High Court, Gombe, on a 10-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, contract scam and obtaining by false pretence on Wednesday, 17th of January 2017.

According to report, Usman and Ahmed were arrested by DSS Gombe Command sometimes in January, 2016 and transferred to EFCC Gombe Zonal office for further investigation, and their arrest followed a petition by one Abdullahi Nabunkari, Managing Director, Jamali Trading & Construction Company Nigeria Limited, Sokoto, who claimed that the accused persons, with intent to defraud, conspired to invite him to Gombe State by using the office of the state deputy governor after telling him that there was a contract to be given to him.

But in other to achieve their corrupt act, they reportedly took the complainant to Bajoga Motel in Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State for inspection of the entire building. After which the complainant was invited to the office of the deputy governor by the accused persons where someone posed as a director in the office and handed over to him a fake contract award letter purportedly on behalf of the State deputy governor.

The defendants in an attempt to coat the contract as genuine requested to sign the contract agreement and thereafter made the complainant to pay a sum of $44,700 as commitment and processing fee before the execution of the contract and in the process it was later discovered to be a scam.

According to report, Justice Umar adjourned the case to 30th January 2017 for trial while ordering that the accused persons should be remanded in prison custody.

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