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More witnesses testify in son, father trial in Kaduna

15 December 2014, 19:23

Kaduna - The trial of Musa Sulaiman, Managing Director of Musa Suleiman General Enterprise, and his son, Ibrahim Musa Suleiman, who are accused of allegedly issuing dud cheques, will continue in February.

This follows its deference at the Kaduna State High Court.

The court has been adjourned to February 19 for continuation of hearing.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Friday, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Buba Abubakar, the fifth prosecution witness, told the court that the accused received consignment of groundnut oil and rice from Stallion Nigeria Limited (Kaduna Branch) to the tune of
N300 million and issued cheques which were returned unpaid due to insufficient funds.

Abubakar who was led in evidence by counsel to EFCC, Benjamin Manji, told the court that in the course of investigation, letters were sent to StanbicIBTC Bank and Ecobank to find out why the cheques were returned unpaid.

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He further stated that the accused issued 25 StanbicIBTC cheques for the products supplied to them.

According to the witness, Ibrahim Musa Suleiman issued six Ecobank cheques in the sum of N60 million, which was also returned unpaid.

He further told the court that, the first accused used different names on the cheques issued by him such as Musa Sambo Suleiman and Musa Suleiman.

Copies of the cheques, including the petition written to the Commission, letter of investigation to StanbicIBTC and Ecobank, were presented to the court and admitted as exhibits.

Also testifying, the sixth prosecution witness, Abu Fari Yahaya, an operative of EFCC told the court that, he met the accused persons in the course of investigating a petition against them.

According to Yahaya, cheques totalling N300 million were issued by the accused persons.

- CAJ News

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