The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on January 30, 2018 arraigned a fake University lecturer, Mahmoud A. Sadiq before Justice Lawan Wada of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense.
The accused person allegedly obtained the sum of N410,000 (Four Hundred and Ten Thousand Naira Only) from the complainant under the pretext that the said money was to secure him a job at the Umar Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.
The accused were reportedly presenting themselves as senior staff of the University and were alleged to have promised the complainant a top job with the management of the school.
Upon receipt of the petition, the Commission swung into investigation which later revealed that the accused person is not a staff of the University as he claimed, rather, he is a contract staff of Federal College of Education, Katsina.
The accused person pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Counsel for the prosecution, Musa Isah requested a date for hearing in view of the plea of the accused person. The defense counsel I M Sheik, moved a bail application for his clients, which was granted in the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only) and two reliable sureties.
The case has been adjourned to March 27, 2018 for trial. The accused is to be remanded in prison custody pending the fulfilment of his bail conditions.
In another news a A 25-year old man, Felix Simon, who worked as a gateman to a retired military personnel has narrated how he led his friends to rob and kill his boss, Mrs. Vivian Rafatu Ajibua aged 61.
The incident happened at Ugiagbe Street, Off Ogbonmwan Street, Off Ugbor Road, Government Reservation Area.
On January 28, 2018 at about 3am, Felix Simon had raised alarm that a mysterious fire had engulfed his boss’s apartment. Sympathizers rushed to put out the fire and Mrs. Ajibua, a widow was found dead with severe burnt on her body inside her bedroom.
The neighbours called the police and relatives who took her corpse to a mortuary and luck ran out of Felix when he was seen throwing his belongings and household items of his late boss over the fence to a nearby uncompleted building.
He was caught as he attempted to flee and handed over to the police.