Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned three suspects for defrauding a complainant to the tune of N8 million.
Salisu Adamu, Muhammed Hamma and Muhammed Tukur have appeared before Justice Goje of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, currency counterfeiting and obtaining by false pretence.
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The accused persons are alleged to have defrauded Shuaibu Usman having promised to help him covert the said amount to dollars.
They had alleged posed as bureau de change operators.
Instead of fulfilling their part of the deal, they gave Usman fake dollars notes, even after collecting the money from him.
Usman had petitioned the EFCC after all efforts to get his money back from the fraudsters proved abortive.
The syndicates were picked up in Mayo Belwa village in Adamawa State as they attempted to collect additional N2 million from the complainant in July.
Incriminating materials found on them include, fake dollar and naira notes, charms and two vehicles.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.
While adjourning the case to Friday next week for hearing of their bail application, Justice Goje ordered that they be remanded in custody.
- CAJ News