The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arraigned one Hauwa Mohammed Sabo before a Federal High Court in Kano, Kano State, over N2, 150, 000 fraud.
The accused is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence.
The anti-graft agency said the defendant allegedly obtained the sum from the plaintiff, Badura Kabir Idris, on the guise that she would invest the amount in her gold mining business.
One of the charges read “That you, Hauwa Mohammed Sabo (Alias Hajiya Nina), sometime in the month of November, 2017 in Kano, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N2,000,000 from Badura Kabir Idris, under the false pretence that the money was for investment into your hold mining business which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
In view of her guilty plea, prosecution counsel, Sadiq Hussain, asked the court for a trial date, and prayed the court to remand the accused in prison custody.
But Ladi Oseni, the defence counsel, informed the court that she was yet to file a formal bail application and requested for an adjournment.
Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu remanded her in EFCC custody. He adjourned the matter to May 23 and 28, 2019, for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial.