Man docked for issuance of N8.7m dud cheque

Posted by News Express | 15 March 2018 | 1,441 times

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•The accused Ismail Nuhu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned one Ismail Nuhu before Justice Aisha Mahmoud of the Kano State High Court on a four count charge of criminal breach of trust and issuance of dud cheque.

The accused allegedly obtained fertilizer worth N8,700,000 and issued the complainant 4 Diamond Bank cheques which were returned unpaid due to lack of funds in the account.

However, while the investigation was ongoing, the accused person paid the sum of N6,000,000 and refused to pay the remaining sum of N2,700,000.

One of the charge reads: “That you Ismail Nuhu on or about 5th day September 2017 at Kano within the jurisdiction of the Kano State High Court knowingly and fraudulently issued cheque number 34385478 dated 5th September 2017 for the sum of N3,900,000 (Three Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira Only) payable to Continental Fertilizer Limited from your Diamond Bank account with account number 0092377270 knowing there was no sufficient funds standing in the credit of the said account and the cheque was returned unpaid when it was presented for payment thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1)(b) and punishable under section 1 (1)(b)(I) of the Dishonored Cheques Offences Act Cap D11 LPN, 2004.”

The accused person pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

Counsel representing the accused person, Modube Speine moved bail application for her client.

Justice Mahmoud granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be senior civil servants resident in Kano.

The accused person was remanded in prison custody pending the fulfilment of his bail conditions.

The case has been adjourned to 30 April, 2018 for hearing.


Source: News Express

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