$1.3m fraud: Zaura’s prosecution stalled

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The arraignment of Abdulsalam Saleh Abdulkarim, the Kano Central senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), could not go on today due to the absence of the judge.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed this in a Monday statement.

Zaura was scheduled to be arraigned before the Federal High Court Kano on allegation of $1,320,000 fraud.

At the last adjourned date, the arraignment was also stalled due to Zaura’s absence, the third time he would fail to appear before the court.

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The Supreme Court also rejected his application to stay proceedings of the trial court and ordered him through his counsel, to present himself before the Federal High Court Kano for arraignment.

At the resumed hearing today, counsel for the prosecution Ahmed Arogha appeared in court for the arraignment of the defendant but was informed that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Yunusa was attending a seminar in Lagos.

The matter was then adjourned until January 30, 2023.

The Commission is prosecuting Zaura for defrauding a Kuwaiti Citizen of $1,320,000 under the pretext that he is into properties business in Dubai, Kuwait and other Arab countries.

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