EFCC arraigns ex-banker, wife for alleged loan scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Kano Zonal Office on January 30, 2020 arraigned one Shehu Muhammad Aliyu, a former staff of a new generation bank alongside his wife, Ramatu Abdullahi, before Justice Nasiru Saminu of the Kano State High Court for conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.

Aliyu was arraigned on a five-count charge, while Ramatu was arraigned on a one-count charge.

The first defendant, Aliyu, an account officer in the bank, allegedly obtained loans through non-existent account holders, which he created by himself, purporting same to be staff of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, Kano State, by presenting AKTH documents which turned out to have been forged.

Investigation further revealed that his wife’s account was used to deposit part of the loan sum.

They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.

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