A Muslim cleric has been dragged to court for allegedly conspiring with his student to steal money from a businessman.
An Islamic cleric known as Imam Sayyadi Hassan Muhammad, is in trouble after he allegedly brainwashed one of his students, Mukaila Ibrahim, to steal the sum of $100,000 from his businessman master, reports Daily Trust.
It was gathered that Mallam Muhammad who has been dragged before a Kano State Senior Magistrate's Court sitting in No-man's Land area of the municipal, had tutored the 37-year-old Ibrahim on how to perfect the crime and after the money was changed into its Naira equivalent of N20 million, the Imam gave Ibrahim N6 million and pocketed the rest.
The prosecutor in the case had earlier told the court:
“Mallam Sayyadi Muhammad of Unguwa Uku Quarters, Kano, a self-acclaimed Islamic scholar, induced a domestic servant, Mukaila Ibrahim, aged 37 years, of Nassarawa GRA Kano, to steal the sum of $100,000, the equivalent of N20 million from his employer.
After the deal was done, the Mallam gave the sum of N6 million to the said Mukaila and converted the balance to himself.
The Mallam used his loot for the following: to buy a Honda Civic car valued at N850,000; a tricycle valued at N430,000; a Mercedes Benz valued at N1.6 million; rented a shop at Kantin Kwari Market for N1.5 million, bought textile materials valued at N1,650 and cash sum of N432,100.
Mukaila bought a plot of land built at Hotoro area valued at N2,165,200; a Golf automobile valued at N550,000; Zongshen motorcycle for N135,000; bought a fridge, television set, decoder and gas cooker. One Habibu was given the sum of N90,000.”
When the charges were read to the accused, they pleaded not guilty and the senior magistrate, Ahmed Hassan Fagge, ordered that they be released on bail, while adjourning the matter to November 25 for further mention.