The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 arraigned Hassan Umar Muktar before Justice A.M. Anka of the Federal High Court, Yola, Adamawa State, on a one count charge bordering on Obtaining Money under False Pretence.
Muktar who operates a Bureau de Change was alleged to have sometimes in August, 2016, obtained Thirty Two million, Five hundred and Seventy Two Thousand Naira (N32,572,000.00), through the Zenith bank account No. 2170011190 belonging to one Mahmud Farouk Umar from Mr. Onyike John Kali under the Pretence of exchanging CFA50,000,000.00 Cameroonian Franks Currency to its equivalent in Nigerian Currency, which he never did instead he diverted the money for his personal use.
The prosecution counsel A.M. Labaran and G.I. Ndeh asked a date for trial and the suspect should be remanded in prison custody.
The defense counsel, Anas Na’ andeti applied for bail for his client which was granted by the court with the sum of One Million Naira and one surety in like sum. The Judge further ruled that the surety who must be resident within the Jurisdiction, must have landed property and must also living with his family within the Jurisdiction. The surety must be above 45 years, must submit his verifiable phone number and also submit his passport photograph.
The matter was adjourned till 5th December, 2018 for trial.