EFCC arraigns serial fraudster for defrauding army general N180m

EFCC arraigns serial fraudster for defrauding army general N180m

EFCC arraigns serial fraudster?for defrauding army general N180m

EFCC, on October 8, 2018 arraigned one Mohammed Sanni Zubair, earlier than Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu of the Federal Excessive Court docket, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on a 4-count cost of fraud.

Zubair, a suspected serial fraudster, was alleged to be a member of a syndicate, who specialised in defrauding individuals.

The lengthy arm of the regulation caught Zubair when the youngsters of 1 Main General Geoffrey Ejiga (retd) petitioned the EFCC alleging {that a} syndicate of fraudsters took benefit of their father’s outdated age to defraud him of over N180million.

A test on Zubair’s profile confirmed that he had beforehand been arrested by the operatives of the EFCC someday in 2016 for a fraud associated offence, which he confessed to, saying he acted below the instruction of 1 Johnson Abiodun, whose actual title was Nuhu Kasim.

In the middle of investigation, Kasim was arrested in Kano, and it was found that the knowledge given by the defendant in opposition to him, was fully false. Therefore, this cost.

One of many counts reads: “That you simply, Mohammed Sanni Zubair on or about October 2016, in Abuja, throughout the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal Excessive Court docket of Nigeria, did make an announcement to Naziru Aminu Shehu, an officer of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, in the middle of the train of the duties of his workplace, contained in your written assertion dated 28th October, 2016, which you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable below Part 39 (2) (a) and (b) of Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (Institution) Act, 2004”.

The defendant pleaded not responsible to the counts most popular in opposition to him. In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Fatsuma Mohammed, prayed the courtroom for a trial date to allow the prosecution show its case.

However, counsel to the defendant, Joe Agi, SAN, knowledgeable the courtroom of the defendant’s software for bail, which he stated was filed and served on the prosecution shortly earlier than the courtroom began sitting.


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