The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned Ibrahim Akut Baba, a care taker chairman of Kaura Local Government Area in Kaduna State, at the State High Court, on a one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense.
In a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity in Abuja, the petitioner, Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim of Rahusa Investment Limited, Sabon Hunkuyi, Kaduna State alleged that, sometime in 2011, the accused informed him that, he had secured for him a contract for the supply of gas at N200, 000.00 (two hundred thousand naira) per truck and that, he should advance him a total sum of N1, 000,000.00 (one million naira) for five trucks.
Alhaji Auwal Ibrahim stated that the said money was paid into the accused account which was domiciled in one of the new generation banks.
The statement contained that the deal turned sour when the accused failed to deliver on the initial agreement. When the charge was read to Mr. Akut, he pleaded not guilty.
Counsel to EFCC, Mr. Musa Isah urged the court to fix a date for hearing adding that, he was ready with all the witnesses and evidences to prove the case against the accused. Justice Tukur Muazu adjourned the case to February 4, 2016 for trial and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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