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Stealing From The Dead Female banker docked for defrauding late Emir of Kano of N17m

A female banker who connived with two others to steal money from the accounts of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, has been dragged to the court by the EFCC.

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A female banker and former account officer to the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, Amina Magaji, and two of her male partners in crime, Haruna Bulama Namadi and Muhammed Abdullahi who is currently at large, have been dragged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Justice Faruk Lawan of the Kano State High Court, on the allegation of defrauding the late Emir of over N17 million using fake cheques and forging the monarch's signature.

In its investigations, the anti-graft agency discovered that Magaji who managed the Emir's accounts, had a domiciled account in an old generation banks since 2011 but after the demise of the Emir in 2014, she reactivated the account which had been dormant for forty seven years and started using fake cheques to withdraw monies in bits to the tune of N17, 060,000 with the help of Namadi who was at the time a driver with the bank.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charges brought up against them and the presiding judge granted them bail in the sum of N2 million while adjourning the case to May 5 and 6, 2015 for further hearing.

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