EFCC Docks One for Land Racketeering in Maiduguri


EFCC Docks One for Land Racketeering in Maiduguri

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, February 20,  2023, arraigned one Ibrahim Umar Chara before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of Borno State High Court on a one count charge of cheating to the tune of N5, 500,000.00 (Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira). 

Chara, sometime in 2021 at Maiduguri, Borno State dishonestly induced Alhaji Modu Abba to deliver to him the sum of N5,500,000 (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira) under the guise that the said amount represent payment for a plot of land No. 210 on BOTP/83 POMPOMARI NEW LAYOUT, not that of 215 ON BOTP/3 as tagged by BOGIS through his account Number 0026156829 domiciled at Guarantee Trust Bank Plc, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 (a) and Punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge preferred against him by the EFCC. 

Upon his plea, counsel for the prosecution, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, prayed the court for a trial date but counsel for the defendant, M.U Bukar urged the court to hear his bail application and admit his client to bail pending the determination of the case.

Justice Kumaliya thereafter adjourned till February 23, for hearing of bail application and March 8, 2023 for commencement of trial.

The Judge ordered the remand of the defendant pending determination of bail application.

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