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Kaduna businessman arraigned for N300 mln dud cheque

12 December 2014, 11:01Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The trial of a businessman and his son facing charges of issuing a dud cheque to the tune of N300 million continued at the Kaduna State High Court with the prosecution presenting two witnesses to testify.

Alhaji Musa Sulaiman, Managing Director, Alhaji Musa Suleiman General Enterprise, and his son, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Suleiman are appearing before Justice Tukur Alu.

The second prosecution witness Onu Monday Isa, the Marketing Manager, Stallion Nigeria Limited, Kaduna Branch, told the court that the accused persons had approached his company for a business deal in 2013.

Isa told the court that the business deal entailed the supply of vegetable oil and an unspecified number of bags of rice.

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He stated that the supply was made after the deal had been sealed, but the accused person failed to honour the terms of agreement.

According to Isa, the accused persons, in a bid to offset the bill of the commodities supplied to him issued a cheque which was returned unpaid due to insufficient funds.

He further stated that, Alhaji Suleiman, when accosted, pleaded and asked for more goods, which were supplied to him, but also defaulted for the second time.

Testifying further, the third prosecution witness, Omowonuola Ife-Babalola, Head, Customer Support Service, Stanbic IBTC, told the court that Alhaji Suleiman issued over 20 cheques in the name of Popular Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Stallion Nigeria Limited, but were all returned due to insufficient funds.

The accused pair is pleading not guilty to the charges.

The trial continues.

- CAJ News


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