Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a Kano man for allegedly defrauding another of
N500 000 in a visa scam.
It is alleged in March 2015, Aliyu Muhammad Wapa, paraded
himself as an International Air Transport Association agent to dupe one Hajiya
Umma Aliyu of Yakasai.
The money was said to be payment for the document for the
lesser Hajj (Umrah).
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The pair had agreed the visa would be issued to her within
The suspect, however, failed to deliver on the terms of the
agreement, and it was later discovered that, he was not a registered travel
agent with the National Hajj Commission.
Efforts of the victim to recover his money were reportedly
He pleaded not guilty when appearing at the Kano State High
Court on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.
Justice Faruk Lawal has granted the accused on bail in the
sum of N500 000 and one surety in like sum.
The surety must have landed property within the jurisdiction
of the court.
The case has been adjourned to April 7 for trial.
- CAJ News