Alhaji Adamu Idris a fraudster in Gombe State has been arraigned by The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission. He scammed a Hajiya Asabe Hussaini N600,000 over a house.
Adamu convinced Hajiya to sell her house telling her the house was on a shifting slope and promised he would help her find a house situated in a better place.
Idris then sold the house to a Kasim Abdullahi for N700,000 he pocketed N600,000 and did not locate another house for the victim neither did he return the remaining money paid to him.
According to the EFCC, this contravenes Section 311 of the Penal Code Laws of the Northern Nigeria 1963 and is punishable under section 312 of the same law.
The charge against Idris reads as follows: “That you Alhaji Adamu Idris, sometime in March 2015 or thereabouts, at Gombe, Gombe State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did dishonestly convert the sum of N600,000 belonging to one Hajiya Asabe Hussaini, which sum was kept in your custody and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 and punishable under Section 312 of the Penal Code Laws of the Northern Nigeria 1963”
Idris has pleaded not guilty and Zarami Muhammad has asked for a date to be fixed for the trial.
However, Idris has been granted bail of N250,000 by Justice Muhammad based on a surety of having a property within the jurisdiction of the court with title documents.
The defendant is to remain in police custody until he can meet the bail conditions and the trial adjourned to January 30, 2018.