The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday, November 14, 2014 arraigned one Haililu Mohammed Jega, and his company, Suab Nigeria Limited before Justice O. A. Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja on one count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining by false pretence.
Jega is alleged to have defrauded one Abuabakar Mohammed of N21, 150,000, (twenty one million, hundred and fifty thousand Naira) under the pretence of selling his shop at Wuse Market to him. The accused had hoodwinked Mohammed into paying the said amount to his Unity Bank account before he could take ownership of the shop which turned out to be false.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
The charge reads: “That you Halilu Mohammed Jega (M) being the managing director/chief executive officer of Suab Nigeria Limited, and Suab Nigeria Limited, on or about the 16th day of July 2013 in Abuja within the judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory with intention to defraud, obtained the sum of N21,150,000.00 (twenty one million, one hundred and fifty thousand naira) from one Abubakar Mohammed under the false pretence that you were going to sell your shop located at No 7, Block AZ Wuse Market, Abuja to him, a shop you knew was pledged as collateral for a facility you obtained from Unity Bank Plc, which has not been liquidated and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (A) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”
Justice Adeniyi granted bail to the accused in the sum of N10 million, a surety who must be residing within the jurisdiction of the court.
Media & Publicity
14th November, 2014
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