In Kano: Businessman to remain in prison custody for fraud
The accused is facing three count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.
A Kano Magistrates’ court on Wednesday ordered the remand of 42-year-old businessman, Abdullahi Malik, who allegedly defrauded a man of more than N40 million.
Malik, of Unguwar Rimi, Dikko Road, Kaduna, is facing three count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.
The prosecutor, Insp. Yusuf Sale, told the court that Umar Haruna of Murtala Muhammad Way, Wapa, Kano, reported the case at Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) on Sept. 14.
Sale said on the same date at about 4.30 p.m., Malik and one Tauhid of Saudi Arabia, now at large, conspired, decieved and collected 376,000 Riyals from the complainant.
He said the defendants collected the money on false pretext to change it to U.S. dollars, equivalent to 100,000 and 300,000 dollars respectively.
The prosecutor added that the defendants collected the said money and diverted it to their personal use and whenever Haruna called Malik on phone, he would not pick his calls.
Sale said the offence contravened sections 97, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and the Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison and adjourned the case until Dec. 29.