EFCC brings two individuals to court for N12.9m fraud in Maiduguri

Charged by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Babakura Muhammad Nur and Kaltum Mustapha face allegations of criminal misappropriation amounting to N12,950,000.

Appearing separately on Monday before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, they were accused of criminal misappropriation and cheating.

The charge against Nur states that he allegedly misappropriated and utilized N11,600,000 meant for foodstuffs belonging to Alhaji Usman Mohammed, breaching sections 308 and 309 of the Penal Code Laws of Borno State.

Mustapha, on the other hand, is accused of dishonestly inducing individuals to deliver N1,350,000 for the supply of therapeutic packages, an act punishable by the Penal Code of Borno State.

Both defendants pleaded “not guilty” to the charges brought against them.

Prosecution counsels Mukhtar Ali Ahmad, S.O. Saka, and A.D. Aliyu requested trial dates and for the defendants to be remanded in prison custody.

Meanwhile, the defense counsel, M. Abubakar, requested bail for his client, and Justice Kumaliya granted bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties of equal amount for Mustapha.

One of the sureties was required to be Justice Kumaliya’s husband, while the other had to be a Borno State Civil Service employee not below Level 10.

The trial is set to commence on May 27, 28, and 29, 2024, while Nur has been remanded in a correctional facility.

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