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Late Kano monarch's defrauders in court

05 May 2015, 20:05Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The bank employees that allegedly defrauded the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, are back in court to answer to the allegations.

Amina Gaji, the chief suspect, has been arraigned before Justice Faruk Lawan of the Kano State High Court.

Magaji was appointed account officer to the late monarch, who died last year, to oversee his account domiciled in one of the old generation banks in 2011.

She allegedly reactivated the account which had been dormant for 47 years and proceeded to withdraw monies in bits to the tune of N7,06 million using forged cheques.

Also Read: Money laundering: Fani-Kayode knows fate on June 18

Her bank colleagues Haruna Bulama Namadi and Muhammed Abdullahi, who are is large, are alleged to have aided her.

They are pleading not guilty to the charges.

However, Justice Lawan has granted bail to the accused in the sum of N2 million and one surety each in like sum. The sureties must have landed properties within the jurisdiction of the court with Certificate of Occupancy. They must also deposit their passports with the court.

The judge warned the accused and their counsel to desist from any act that might further delay the proceedings.

The trial continues.

- CAJ News


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