The Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja has arraigned one Abdulsalam Sanda on a 4-count charge bordering on impersonation and false pretence to the tune of N11.5 million.
Justice Olubunmi Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja has arraigned one Abdulsalam Sanda on a 4-count charge bordering on impersonation and false pretence to the tune of N11.5 million.
Sanda was alleged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to have presented himself as an adhoc staff with the Saudi Arabian Embassy and also a travel agent with the capacity to secure visa for the complainant, one Bello Isah and 49 others who wanted to perform the 2014 hajj.
The defendant was said to have given the petitioners photocopies of the visas and asked for full payment after which he promised that they will get the original copy from one Musa Ibrahim.
Ibrahim collected the photocopies from the complainant and vanished into the thin air, while all efforts to get him or recover the money have failed.
Having pleaded not guilty to the charges, prosecuting counsel, Cosmos Ugwu asked the court for a date for trial.
Counsel to the accused person, M.M Gumsuri urged the court to grant the accused to bail.
Justice Banjoko, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N5million with two sureties in like sum.
The case was subsequently adjourned to September 27, 2016 for trial.
Meanwhile, A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, June 30,2016 ordered the remand of a former Acting Governor of Adamawa state, Umaru Fintiri, in Kuje prison over a five-count charge bothering on money laundering.