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EFCC arraigns Yunusa Abdullahi over N20 million scam



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One, Mr. Yunusa Abdullahi,has been arraigned in Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

He was arraigned before Justice A.

H Musa of the FCT High Court for allegedly issuing two dud cheques to the tune of N20 million.

In a statement which was obtained by CAPITAL POST on Monday from the website of the anti-graft agency, the 45-year-old businessman, is facing a two count charge for allegedly issuing two cheques of N10 million each in favour of one Sani Chindo Gangas as repayment of a debt. But both cheques were returned unpaid.

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Count One of the charge reads: “that you Yunusa Abdullahi sometime in January 2021 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did issue an Access Bank Plc cheque with serial number no. 31244233 dated 12th January, 2021, in the sum of N10m (Ten Million Naira only) to Sani Chindo Gangas which when presented on the 13th of January, 2021, was returned unpaid on the ground that no sufficient funds were standing to the credit of the drawer of the cheque as at the date it was presented and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1)(a) and punishable under Section 1 (1)(b)(i) of the Dishonored Cheques (Offences) Act, Laws of the Federation 2004.

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The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

After his plea, Justice Musa adjourned the case till January 26, 2022 for commencement of hearing, while the suspect was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre.


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