On Monday, July 3, 2023, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Maiduguri Zonal Command brought charges against Isyaku Ibrahim (also known as Alhaji Isyaku Ibrahim) before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri.
The amended charge accuses Ibrahim of criminal misappropriation amounting to N12,000,000.00 (Twelve Million Naira).
The charge reads: “That you, Ishiyaku Ibrahim (aka Alhaji Ishiyaku Ibrahim) sometime between 2014 and 2019 at Jajere Baga Road, Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being entrusted with dominion over certain properties belonging to Muhammad Ishiyaku (now deceased) to wit: (1) three houses, (2) two fenced lands one of which have seven shops, (3) two bread factories, (4) One open land, (5) two tanker trucks and (6) one big installed generator valued in the sum of N12,000,000.00 (Twelve Million Naira), criminally misappropriated the said amount for your personal use, to the detriment of the family members of the deceased and therefore committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 308 and 309 of the Penal Code Law of Borno State (Cap. 102 Vol. 3 of 1994) respectively.”
The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge preferred against him.
Considering the defendant’s plea, the prosecution counsel, S.O Saka, requested the court to detain the defendant in prison custody and schedule a trial date.
Subsequently, Justice Fadawu granted the request, ordering the defendant to be remanded and setting July 12, 2023, as the date for the commencement of the trial.
Source: EFCC Nigeria
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