EFCC arraigns woman for alleged N36m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Kano has arraigned a woman identified as Asiya Bala Aliyu before the Kano State High Court on a two-count charge of misappropriation of funds.

In a statement signed by its Acting Head of Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade, the EFCC accused Aliyu of allegedly collecting the sum of N36million from Hadiza Inna Sanusi in the guise that the said money was to be invested in Galaxy Investment Package. The money was, however, diverted to the personal use of the defendant.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel for the EFCC, Musa Isah, asked the court for a trial date to enable the prosecution to prove its case but the defence counsel, Khalid Njidda, moved the application for the bail of his client.

Isah, however, opposed the application and prayed the court for an adjournment, in order to enable him to file a counter-affidavit.

Consequently, Njidda moved a motion seeking that the defendant be remanded in EFCC custody, which was objected to by Isah.

Justice Sadiq upheld Isah’s objection and adjourned until March 12, 2020 for hearing of the bail application, and March 19, 2020 for commencement of trial.




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