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Court grants businessman N500,000 bail over alleged N3.6m fraud


By Ramatu Garba

Kano – A 39-year-old businessman, Sani Suleiman, on  Monday appeared before at a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Kano over alleged N3.6 million fraud.

Suleiman, who resides at Dorayi Babba Quarters in Kano, is being tried on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation.

The Prosecutor, Insp Muhammad Bakori, told the court that the defendant committed the offences between June 2018 and October 2018 at Yakasai Quarters in Kano.

He alleged that the complainant, Khalid Abubakar, entrusted N3.6 million with the accused to assist him purchase cows, bags of onions and bags of pepper.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused allegedly refused to buy the items and instead, converted the said money to his own personal use.

Bakori said the offences contravened Sections 313, 328 and 309 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty of the offences.

The Senior Magistrate, Fauziyya She-She, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties.

She-She held that one of the sureties must be either the defendant’s father or brother, while the second surety must be a civil servant on grade level 12.

She adjourned the case until April 9 for further mention.

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