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Kano court probes fertiliser and solar scams

11 June 2015, 21:36

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a suspect at the Kano State High Court, Kano for initiating a fertilizer scam.

Aliyu Lawal Saulawa has appeared before Justice Lawal Wada on a single-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust.

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The accused is alleged to have collected the sum of N3, 883 million from one Alhaji Lawal Abubakar, for the purchase of two trailer-loads of fertilizer.

However, the suspect allegedly reneged on his promise to supply the fertilizer and did not refund the money collected from the victim.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Justice Wada adjourned the case to September 15 and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody.

Meanwhile, at the same court, a man has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for solar equipment fraud.

Justice Dije Aboki convicted and sentenced Michael Onu, (alias Abdulsalam Yaro Musa), for obtaining money by false pretence.

The convict, using different names, had approached one Hajia Zainab to invest in the purchase of a solar material. The unsuspecting victim, at different time, paid various sums money into bank accounts supplied by the convict, yet no solar material was delivered to her.

In her ruling, Justice Aboki sentenced the accused to four months imprisonment and ordered him to pay a sum of N100 000 as restitution to the victim, or risk a further four months in prison.

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