EFCC charges 2 to court over N12.9m fraud in Maiduguri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Babakura Nur and Kaltum Mustapha for criminal misappropriation to the tune of N12.950million.

The two were arraigned separately before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court on one -count charge for criminal misappropriation and cheating.

The count against Nur reads: “That you Baba Nur, on or about September, 2021 in Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this court dishonestly misappropriated and converted for your own use the sum of N11.6million, being payment for foodstuffs belonging to Alhaji Usman Mohammed and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 308 and 309 of the Penal Code Laws Borno State (Cap 102Vol. 3 of 1994)respectively.”

While the charge against Mustapha reads: “That you Kaltum Mustapha, sometime in June, 2022 at Maiduguri, within the jurisdiction of this court, dishonestly induced the duos of Muhammad Umar and Yusuf Jafar to deliver to you the sum of N1.35million for the supply of ready to use Threropeutic RUTH (a.k.a Tammua packages)which you are yet to pay and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320(a) and punishable under Section 322 of the penal Code cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”

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The defendants pleaded “not guilty” to their separate charges when they were read to them.

Counsel for the prosecution, Mukhtar Ahmad, S. Saka and A. Aliyu prayed the court for trial dates and to remand the defendants in prison custody.

While counsel to the defendant, M. Abubakar applied orally for the bail of his client.

Justice Kumaliya, thereafter, admitted Mustapha to bail in the sum of N2million and two sureties in like sum.

The judge ordered that one of the sureties must be her husband and the other a staff of Borno State Civil Service not below level 10.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matters till May 27, 28 and 29, 2024, for commencement of trial and remanded Nur in prison custody.

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