N10m fraud: EFCC arraigns two bankers
Category: News Written by Ronald Mutum
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today, arraigned two Afribank (now Mainstreet Bank) staff before Justice Dije Aboki of the Kano State High Court on 10 counts charge of misappropriation of depositors’ funds.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, “The accused persons, Hadiza Mustapha and Mahmud Salihi were said to have misappropriated the sum of N10 million being part of the N100m (One Hundred Million Naira Only) belonging to one Alhaji Munnir Adamu which was meant for safe keeping in the bank.”
“The two accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them. EFCC counsel, Ibrahim Ahmed then asked the court to fix a date for hearing in view of the plea of the accused persons. However, counsel to the accused persons, H.M Maruf and B.M Nuhu made an oral bail application for their clients.
“But Justice Aboki adjourned hearing and ruling on the bail application to February 21, 2013 while ordering that the accused persons be remanded in EFCC custody,” the statement said.