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Man Arraigned for N5.7m Land Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 30, 2014 arraigned one Abdulmujib Abdulkarim before Justice Faruk Lawal of Kano State High Court on a 3- Count charge bordering on forgery, possession of forged documents and obtaining N5, 750.000.00 ( five million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira ) by false pretence.

The accused sometime in September, 2013 allegedly sold a plot of land with Certificate of Occupancy No. LKN/RES/2002/712 situated at No. 2786 Dorayi Babba Street, Kano to one Sagir Bashir Nasambo through a hand written sales agreement dated 11 September, 2013 at the cost of N5,750.000.00 (five million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira ).

After making payments, the complainant discovered that the C of O presented to him by the accused upon confirmation from the Ministry of Land and Physical Development, Kano, was forged.

Count one of the charge reads, “that you, Alhaji Abdulmajid Abdulkarim sometime in September 2013, at Kano within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano State, with intent to defraud, falsely obtained the sum of N5,750.000 (five million seven hundred and fifty thousand naira only) from Sagir Bashir Na Sambo purporting to sell a property situated at No 2786 with Certificate of Occupancy No LKN/RES/2002/712 situated at Dorayi Babba, kano, which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

Justice Lawal adjourned the case to November 6, 2014 for hearing of bail application and ordered the accused person to be remanded in EFCC custody.

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31st October, 2014

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