5 men docked over alleged N3.9m fake bank alert

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Five men were on Friday arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone II for allegedly sending a fake N3.93 million bank alert to a construction company.

The police charged Ahmed Sarki, Nura Usman, Jidda Lawa, Safiya Ibrahim and Mohammed Family, all of Jabi, Abuja, with criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit an offence, criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

The Prosecution Counsel, Faith Sunday, told the court that the complainant, Danjuma Godwina of Mabushi reported the matter at the Mabushi Police Station, Abuja.

She alleged that the defendants conspired and entered into a construction company under the pretext of buying stone-coated tiles.

She alleged that the defendants made a fake money transfer into the company’s account after buying the tiles.

The prosecutor said that police investigations confirmed that the defendants committed the offence.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 97 and 95 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Chukwuemeka Nweke admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N1 million each with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until July 2, for hearing. (NAN)

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