A pretend whistleblower recognized as Abdullahi Tijjani, has been arraigned on Friday October 18th earlier than Justice O.A. Egwuatu on a one-count of deceiving the Fee with false data.

A press release from the antigraft company says Tijjani allegedly misled operatives of the fee by alleging falsely {that a} employees of Yankura Department of EcoBank Plc, unlawfully withdrew the sum of N7,200,000 (Seven Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira) solely from his company checking account.

The cost reads that

“You Abdullahi Tijjani on or about 15th March, 2019 in Kano throughout the jurisdiction of this honourable court docket, with intent to defraud, misled the officers of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee in the middle of the train of their official obligation, by giving false data {that a} employees of Yankura Department of EcoBank Plc unlawfully withdrew the sum of Seven Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira, solely out of your account with the financial institution with account identify Bawahala Da Yardar Allah Funding Restricted and account quantity 5852011911, which data you knew to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 39(2)(a) of the EFCC Institution Act, 2004 and punishable beneath Part 39(2)(b) of the identical Act.”

Tijjani nonetheless pleaded not responsible to the cost, prompting prosecution counsel, Sadiq Hussein to ask the court docket for a trial date, whereas the defence counsel moved an utility for his bail.

Justice Egwuatu granted the defendant bail within the sum of N1million and two sureties in like sum and adjourned the matter until November 19th 2019 for graduation of listening to.


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