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Metro EFCC Arraigns Former Banker For N21million Fraud


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a former worker of Oceanic Bank now Ecobank, Aliyu Sulaiman, over illegal withdrawal of over N21 million.

The money was collected from the indigenes of Albasu Local Government Area of Kano State meant for opening a micro-finance bank in Albasu town.

The accused person is being charged with criminal breach of trust, forgery and use of genuine document to illegally withdraw money from the account entrusted in his care.

The prosecutor, Aisha Habib, had earlier urged the court to grant a leave for the prepared 105 charges to be read to the accused person under the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

Consequently, the prayer was granted by the court and the charges were read to the accused person but he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to the prosecutor, the accused person who was a member of the steering committee of Albasu Micro Finance Bank, is alleged to have forged genuine document to withdraw the amount from the account at the Oceanic Bank, now Ecobank.

She told the court that the accused person used various cheques to commit the offence between 2010 and 2012.

The Judge, Justice Dije Aboki, ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody.

Aboki adjourned the case to October 16 for hearing and to enable EFCC to present its witnesses.

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