EFCC docks businessman for N250m fraud

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arraigned a businessman, Abdulrahman Aliyu, before Justice Peter Affeng of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, on charges of forgery and misappropriation of N250m.

The businessman was accused of diverting N250m entrusted to him by one Alhaji Chubado Babbi for the purchase of recharge cards between July 2018 and July 2019.

Aliyu pleaded not guilty to the three counts preferred against him.

Consequently, the prosecution counsel, Yetunde Alabi, prayed the court for a trial date.

The defendant was, however, admitted to bail for N10m and one surety in like sum, while the case was adjourned till March 11, 2021 for commencement of trial.

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