The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has swooped on three fraudsters who duped a government agency of the sum of N93 M.
It is the end of the road for three fraudsters who went about obtaining money from their victims by false pretence.
The trio of Ibrahim Abubakar, Abubakar Maigaskiya and Bashir Musa has been
dragged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Faruk Lawal of Kano State High Court on two separate charges bordering on conspiracy to defraud.
In a press release sent by the anti-graft agency, the 1st accused, Ibrahim Abubakar was docked on a 13- count charge, while the duo of Abubakar Maigaskiya and Bashir Musa were slammed with a 2-count charge.
The accused persons alongside three others currently at large, were alleged to have sometime in June 2009, conspired among themselves and forged documents purportedly emanating from the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, for use in obtaining a N93 million loan facility from a new
The other suspects are Aminu Garba Gulma, Muhammed Surajo and Yunusa Abdullahi. Because of their absence in court, the charge had to be separated to facilitate the speedy trial of the accused
persons that were ready for trial.
While moving the motion to split the charge, the prosecution counsel, M.S Abubakar, submitted that in order not to continue delaying the trial of the accused persons present in court and for the purpose of fair hearing, the 1st, 5th and 6th accused persons should be tried separately pending the appearance of the other accused persons.
The three accused however pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.
They were however remanded in prison custody pending hearing of their bail applications. The case was adjourned to October 31, 2014.