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Efcc arrest man for absconding with N20m mistakenly paid into his account

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned a serving aviator, Lance Corporal Haruna Samuel of the Nigeria Air Force Base, Kaduna on a one count charge verging on robbery and criminal misappropriation.

The litigant was charged before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court on Tuesday, January 18.

The litigant was claimed to have on December 3, 2020 got a credit caution of the amount of N 20, 014,300 (Twenty Million, Fourteen Thousand, Three Hundred Naira) into his ledger.

The cash was sent in mistake from the record of his boss. Realizing beyond any doubt he wasn't expecting any installment of such extent, the litigant as opposed to detailing the issue to his bank or boss, went on to pull out piece of the cash for individual use, including settling obligations.

Subsequent to completing this fake demonstration, the litigant departed suddenly from his obligation post to Plateau State where he was in the long run captured by agents of the Commission.

Count one of the charge liked against the respondent peruses:

"That you, Haruna Samuel at some point in December 2020 in Kaduna inside the purview of this Honorable Court unscrupulously misused the amount of N20, 014,300.00 (Twenty Million and Fourteen Thousand, Three Hundred Naira), property of NAF Ground Training Center which was wrongly shipped off your Zenith Bank account No. 2189705893 which said aggregate you unscrupulously changed over to your own utilization and you consequently dedicated an offense as opposed to Section 293 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and culpable under Section 294 of a similar Law".

The respondent argued not blameworthy to the charge when it was perused to him.

Taking into account his supplication, the indictment counsel, Precious C. Onyeneho, asked the court to fix a date for preliminary to initiate.

Yet, the guard counsel, S.A Yahaya moved for an oral application for bail, encouraging the court to concede his customer to bail.

Equity Khobo conceded bail to the respondent in the amount of N5, 000,000.00 (Five Million Naira) and a solid guarantee in like aggregate.

The guarantee should be a proprietor of property in Kaduna upheld with a Certificate of Occupancy, to be confirmed by both the EFCC and the Registrar of the Court.

The case has been dismissed till 10 March 2022 for hearing.


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