In Bauchi EFCC arraigns former APC governorship aspirant for fraud

According to the prosecutor, Aliyu Bokani Usman, Adamu collected N23,431 from one Olajide Olaleye, for the supply of iron ore and zinc but disappeared thereafter.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday arraigned Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, former governorship aspirant of APC in Bauchi State on charges of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense.

Also charged with Adamu was his company, Solid Unit Nig. Ltd, before Justice Yakubu Dakawak of Plateau High Court 2 in Jos.

According to the prosecutor, Aliyu Bokani Usman, Adamu collected N23,431 from one Olajide Olaleye, for the supply of iron ore and zinc but disappeared thereafter.

He alleged that the action contravened section 8 (a) and punishable under section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Law of 2006.

Adamu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and the asked prosecutor for a trial date and urge the court to remand the accused in prison.

The defence counsel, Gyang Zio, prayed the court to grant the accused bail on personal recognition.

Justice Dakwaj adjourned the case to Friday, June 10, for ruling on the bail application and ordered that Adamu be remanded in prison pending the determination of the application for bail.

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