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Dodgy car deal lands man in Kano court

13 November 2014, 09:03 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - A man has appeared in the Kano High Court for defrauding another of two vehicles to the tune of N1,9 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the suspect, Babayo Usman, before Justice Faruk Lawal on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.

The accused is alleged to have defrauded one Alhaji Yawale Patiskum whom he met sometime this month 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 N1,9 million by one Alhaji Yawale Mohammed Potiskum, dishonestly converted the said property to your own use."

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He thereby, allegedly, 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 N1 million and a surety in like sum who must be a level 14 Civil Servant.

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

- CAJ News


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