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N300m Dud Cheque: EFCC Presents Two Witnesses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 presented two more witnesses before Justice Tukur M. Alu of Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna in the on-going trial of one Alhaji Musa Sulaiman, Managing Director, Alhaji Musa Suleiman General Enterprise, and his son, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Suleiman over an alleged issuance of dud cheque to the tune of N300m (three hundred million naira).

At the resumed hearing of the case today, the second prosecution witness, PW2,  Onu Monday Isa , marketing manager, Stallion Nigeria Limited, Kaduna Branch, told the court  that the accused persons had approached his company for a business deal in 2013.

Led in evidence by counsel to EFCC, Benjamin Manji, Isa told the court that the business deal entailed the supply of vegetable oil and bags of rice.

He stated that the supply was made after the deal had been sealed, but the accused person failed to honour the terms of agreement.

According to Isa, the accused person in a bid to offset the bill of the commodities supplied to him issued a cheque which was returned unpaid due to insufficient fund.

He further stated that, Alhaji Suleiman when accosted, pleaded and asked for more goods, which were supplied to him, but also

defaulted the second time.

Testifying further, the third prosecution witness, PW3, Omowonuola Ife-Babalola, Head, Customer Support Service, Stanbic IBTC, told the court that Alhaji Suleiman issued over 20 cheques in the name of Popular Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Stallion Nigeria Limited, but were all returned due to insufficient fund.

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The case has been adjourned till tomorrow, December 12, 2014 for continuation of trial.

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