The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) today November 19, 2019 arraigned one Sama'ila Salihu Dandume (a.k.a. Isma'il Haske) before Justice Ibrahim Maikaita Baki of Katsina State High Court on one count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds.
The petitioner alleged that he was contacted via phone sometime in May, 2018 by the defendant, a dealer in Agricultural products, who claimed that he had two trailers (60 metric tonnes) of white sorghum to sell at the cost of N10,107,000.00 only. It was further alleged that on the 11th May, 2017 and 12th May, 2017, the sum of N9,500,000.00 and N500,000.00 respectively were paid into the account of one Murtala Salisu Dandume with account number 3042561533 domiciled in First Bank as instructed by the defendant, as payment for the said products.
The petitioner further stated that after the payments, the suspect refused to deliver the goods but was able to refund the sum of N1,400,000.00, leaving a balance of N8,600,000.
The charge reads, ''That you Sama'ila Salihu Dandume (a.k.a Isma'il Haske) sometime in May, 2017 at Katsina within the Jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice of Katsina State, while entrusted with a total sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) only by one Abubakar Tijjani Danbappa for the purpose of buying sorghum for him, you dishonestly misappropriated same, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 and punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code Law".
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
In view of his plea, prosecuting counsel, Nasiru Salele asked the court for a date for hearing.
Justice Bako remanded the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the matter till December 10, 2019.
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19 November, 2018