EFCC arraigns couple over N11.3m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC on July 11, 2012 arraigned
a couple, Dan Fulani and his wife, Gambo
Tanimu a.k.a. Happiness before Justice Musa
Sale Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Yola,
Adamawa State on a six count charge of
Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Obtaining
by False Pretences.
The offence is contrary to Sections 1(a), 17(a) of the
Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and Other
Related Offences Act 2006.
The couple who are chairman and Treasurer
respectively of a Cooperative Society in Jalingo,
Taraba State allegedly defrauded one Aihaji Idris
Tukur, a businessman, of N11.3million under the
guise of selling imported rice to him.
When the charge was read to the accused persons,
they pleaded not guilty. Their counsel, P.S. Agabus,
immediately urged the court to admit his clients to
bail. He told the court that the accused persons are
well known in the community and would not jump
But prosecution counsel, Al Qasim Ja’afar opposed
the bail application.
However, Justice Shu’aibu, granted the accused
persons bail in the sum of N1million each and a
surety in like sum. The matter has been adjourned
to October 24, 2012 for commencement of trial.

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