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Kano travel agent in court for fraudulent cheque

10 October 2014, 12:28

Kano - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a travel agent and his company before the Kano High Court for issuing a dud cheque to the tune of N9.5 million.

Hassan Khalid, alongside Himma Travel and Tours Limited  have been arraigned before Justice Dije Aboki of on a one count charge.

According to a statement by the publicity unit of the commission, the dud cheque with valued of N 9 514 000 was issued in favour of Universal Isma Umra Travels and Tour Limited.

“That you Hassan Khalid and Himma Travel and Tours on or about January 2012 at Kano within the Jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano State did issue a Zenith Bank Plc cheque No. 61601644 of Himma Travel and Tours dated 27th January, 2012 in the sum of 9 514 000.000 in favour of Universal Isma Umra Travels which when presented to Zenith bank Plc within three months after the date on the cheque was dishonoured on the ground of insufficient funds standing to credit in the account upon which it was drawn and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (1) (b) (i) (ii) of Dishonoured Cheque (offences) Act,” the count reads.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was remanded in the commission’s custody pending the consideration of the bail application.

The case was adjourned to Monday.

– CAJ News

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