Thursday, 13 November 2014

Man Arraigned for N1.9m Car Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, yesterday arraigned one Babayo Usman before Justice Faruk Lawal of State High Court Kano on one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.

According to a press release by the EFCC, the accused is alleged to have defrauded one Alhaji Yawale Patiskum whom he met sometime in November, 2014 and collected two vehicles valued at N1.9million from him for sale in Wukari, Taraba State, but failed to remit the money or return the vehicles to the dealer.
The count reads “ That you Babayo Usman sometime in November, 2011 at Kano within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano while being entrusted with certain property to wit: Toyota Corolla one door and Toyota Sienna Bus valued at the sum of (1,900,000.00) one million nine hundred thousand Naira only) by one Alhaji Yawale Mohammed Potiskum, dishonestly converted the said property to your own use and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 312 of the same Code”.
The accused person pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of one million Naira and a surety in like sum who must be a level 14 Civil Servant.

The case is adjourned to December 18, 2014 for commencement of trial.

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