EFCC arraigns 2 over alleged N20.5m fraud in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Sufiyanu Yahaya and Mudassir Idris before Justice Ibrahim Musa Karaye of a Kano State High Court on one- count separate charges of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N20.5million.

According to the charge, Yahaya allegedly misappropriated a sum of N11.5million belonging to a petitioner meant for the supply of rice, Idris allegedly misappropriated the sum of N9million belonging to a petitioner meant for the purchase of 360 pieces of solar panels.

The defendants pleaded not guilty when their charges were read to them.

In view of their pleas, counsel to the prosecution, A. El-Badawi and Sadiq Kurawa prayed the court for a trial date.

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Counsel to Yahaya, Y. Dauda filed an affidavit for bail on behalf of the defendant praying the court to admit his client to bail.

Justice Karaye granted bail to Yahaya in the sum of N12million only with two sureties who must be verified by the EFCC.

Idris was not yet admitted to bail.

The judge adjourned both cases till May 27, 2024, for commencement of trial and remanded the two defendants at prison custody.

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