The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, February 21, 2014 arraigned one Sa’idu Abdullahi Fanyabo before Justice Dije Aboki of the Kano State High Court on 2-count charge that borders on cheating and issuance of dud cheque.
The accused person is alleged to have subcontracted the painting work of the
College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies, Kano at the cost of N7, 350, 000
(Seven Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira ). He paid the
subcontractor N2, 450, 000 (Two Million Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira )
as mobilization fee with a promise to pay the balance of N4, 900, 000 (Four
Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) as soon as he received payment from the
But he never fulfilled the promise. After several reminders to pay the balance, the accused issued the complainant a Unity Bank cheque in the sum of N4, 900, 000 (Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) which was dishonoured for lack of sufficient fund in the account.Count one of the charge reads, “that you Sa’idu Abdullahi Fanyabo and Dausayi Golden Resources Limited on or about 25th June 2012 within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano state having been awarded a contract for general renovation of College of Arts and Science and Remedial Studies, Kano with intent to cheat induced Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim to do the painting aspect with a promise to pay him the balance of N4, 900, 000 (Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) immediately after receiving full and final payment of the contract sum, deceit which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 322 of the Penal Code”. Count two reads, “that you Sa’idu Abdullahi Fanyabo and Dausayi Golden Resources Limited on or about 6th July 2012 within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano state knowingly issued a Unity Bank Plc Cheque No.07218859 to the tune of N4, 900, 000 (Four Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira only) in favour of Alhaji Suleiman which when presented was dishonoured on the ground that no sufficient funds were standing to the credit of the account upon which the cheque was drawn and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 322 of the Penal Code (1)(1)(a) and punishable under section
1(1)(b)(i)(ii) Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act, Laws of the Federation, 2004″. The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him. The case was adjourned to February 27, 2014 for ruling on bail application and commencement of trial.
Media & Publicity
21st February, 2014
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