Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Maiduguri Zonal Office yesterday arraigned Jallaba Mala Bukar, before Justice Abdullahi Sanya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a three-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N21.9 million.
According to head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, investigations into the three separate petitions against Bukar, revealed that sometimes in 2017, the defendant on different occasions, fraudulently influenced one Mohammad Nur Alhaji, Hafsat Muhammad and Ba’ana Modu who entrusted their monies under her in the guise of investing in a company called Swithgolden.
They alleged that the said sum was given to Bukar for the investment, but it was instead, converted to personal use and all efforts to recover the money proved abortive.
One of the counts reads: “That you, Jallaba Mala Bukar, sometimes in July, 2018, at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court while being entrusted with the sum of N8.420million being property of one Muhammad Nur Alhaji which was given to you for a business transaction, dishonestly converted same to your personal use and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 311 and 312 of the Penal Law of Borno State (Cap 102) Vol. 3 of 1994 respectively.”
Bukar pleaded “not guilty” to all the counts.
The prosecution counsel, Haruna Abdulkadir, prayed the court for a trial date.
Justice Sanya, thereafter, adjourned the matter till April 2, 3 and 4, 2019, for “commencement of trial” and ordered that the defendant should be remanded in the prison custody.
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