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EFCC Arraigns Clearing Agent for Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, November 8, 2019 arraigned one Adamu Isyaku Dan’auni, and his company, Dan’auni General Merchant Nigeria Limited before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court, Kano on one count charge of forgery.

The defendant allegedly forged a bank teller with reference number 1406170TT0357, purportedly from a new generation bank with the intent to defraud the complainant in contravention of Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, CAP M17.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of his plea, EFCC counsel, Zarami Muhammad asked for a trial date.

Defence counsel Abdulrazak Ismail Bagwai moved a motion for the bail of his client.

Justice Lewis Allagoa granted the defendant bail in the sum of N5,000,000 (Five million Naira ) and one surety in like sum. The surety must be a reliable person with a landed property with a Certificate of Occupancy within the jurisdiction of the court.

The matter has been adjourned December 11, 2019 for trial

The defendant was previously arraigned by the Commission before the Kano State High Court for alleged conspiracy and theft to the tune of $1,031,501.45.

Source: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission