EFCC Arraigns Woman For N5m Fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, April 1, 2022, arraigned Sahura Mohammed Adejoke before Justice F. A. Aliyu of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja, on a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust and obtaining under false pretence.

The defendant allegedly fraudulently collected the sum of Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira
(N5, 500,000) only from one Aminu Tasiu and Bawagana Mohammed for conversion to United States Dollars and failed to perform the transaction or return the money to the owner.

Count one read: ” That you Sahura Adejoke Mohammed on or about the 22nd day of June 2018 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court being entrusted with the sum of Three Million Naira (N3, 000,000.00) only by Aminu Tasiu for conversion to United States of America Dollar equivalent did dishonestly convert the same sum to your personal use in violation of the agreement in which such trust was to be discharged and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Act Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990 and punishable under Section 312 of the same Act.”

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty to the charge when read to her.

Given her plea, counsel to the prosecution, Elizabeth Alabi asked for a trial date and the remand of the defendant in a correctional facility.

Meanwhile, defence counsel Tersur Kwange filed a bail application on behalf of his client but a hearing on the application was put on hold.

Justice Aliyu remanded the defendant in Suleja Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter till 8th April 2022, for a hearing on the bail application.

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