THE Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, today August 10, 2021 arraigned one Abdulrahaman Musa Dakata, before Justice Hafsat Yahaya Sani of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge bordering on fraudulent conversion and theft.
The defendant was arrested by operatives of the EFCC following a complaint by one Alhaji Uba Zubairu Yakasai who alleged that he transferred Five Million Naira to the defendant for the purchase and safe keeping of Roselle plant flower “ZOBO”. But he allegedly sold the goods and converted the money to personal use.
The charge reads, “that you Abdulrahaman Musa Dakata, sometime in the year 2017 in Kano, within the Jurisdiction of the Kano State High Court, while being entrusted with the sum of N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira)by Alhaji Uba Zubairu Yakasai for the purchase and safe keep of Roselle plant flower (ZOBO) did commit Criminal Breach of Trust to wit: dishonesty disposed of the purchased Roselle plant flower (ZOBO) and converted the proceeds to your own use and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code Laws of Kano State and Punishable under Section 312 of the same Penal Code Laws of Kano State”.
The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his plea, the prosecuting counsel Douglas Gift, prayed the court for a hearing date and an order to remand the defendant in prison.
The defence counsel however informed the court of pending application for the bail of his client and urged the court to admit the defendant to bail.
Justice Hafsat adjourned the matter till August 19, 2021 for hearing of the bail application and remanded the defendant in the Correctional Centre, Kano.
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