A female fraudster who duped a man of over one million naira on a contract scam has been dragged to the court by the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has docked a suspected female fraudster, Maimuna Mudi, before Justice R.A Sadiq of the Kano State High Court, Kano, on a one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence.
Mudi was accused of allegedly tricking on Muhammed Hammoud into parting with the sum of N1,590,500 on the pretext of helping him secure a contract to supply 3000 units of motorcycles to the Kebbi State Police Command.
With great anticipation, Hammoud paid the money into her account in a new generation bank and that was the beginning of his problems as Mudi neither facilitated the contract nor did she return his money.
It was in the process that he also learnt that she had also tricked a company known as DE-MARK Nigeria Limited with the same scam.
The charge preferred against her by the EFCC reads:
"That you Maimuna Mudi on or about the 1st day of April, 2010, in Kano, within the judicial Division of the High Court of Kano, dishonestly made Muhammed Hammoud to part with the sum of N1,590,500 ( One Million Five Hundred and Ninety Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) by deceiving him into believing that you had been given a contract for the supply of 3000 motorcycles to the Nigeria Police Force, Kebbi State Command which you knew to false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code."
Mudi pleaded not guilty to the charge and the case was April 14, 2015, for commencement of trial.