EFCC arraigns NBAIS staff over employment scam in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Mustapha Balarabe Dalhatu before Justice A.A Bello of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on seven count charges bordering on obtaining by false pretence and employment scam.

The defendant, a staff of National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, NBAIS allegedly collected a sum of N1,000,000 from one Shehu Abdullahi and eight others, as part payment to secure employment for them in the Institution.

But he neither got them the jobs nor refunded their money.

Investigation revealed that the defendant had been on suspension for serial job scam and misconduct.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Consequently, the prosecution counsel, M.Arumemi urged the court to fix a date for trial to commence.

But the defence counsel, I.O Ezenwa moved for the bail of the defendant.

Justice Bello granted bail to the defendant in the sum of One Million Naira and one surety in like sum.

The surety must live in his own house with Certificate of Occupancy within the jurisdiction of court.

The case has been adjourned till July 13, 2023 for trial

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