EFCC arraigns man over land fraud in Maiduguri

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 3, 2022, arraigned one Mallam Ali Dala before Justice B.M Umar of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a three count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence and forgery to the tune of N800,000.

The defendant fraudulently collected the said sum from Mohammed Zailani for the purchase of a plot of land located behind the Federal Road Safety Corps’ office, Maiduguri, Borno State.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him by EFCC.

Counsel for the prosecution, A. A Ayenshola prayed the court to remand the defendant and fix a date for the trial to commence.

But M.B Bello, through an oral application, moved for the bail of the defendant.

Justice Umar refused the oral application for bail, ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned till May 18, 2023 for hearing of the bail application.

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