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Nigerian allegedly uses ghosts to commit N11m fraud

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned one Ibrahim Mohammed Ali earlier than Justice S.I. Mark of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Kano.

He faces a six-count cost of cash laundering.

The defendant, who labored at Abshat Engineering Assets Restricted, allegedly created ghost staff.

Ali subsequently paid month-to-month salaries to the tune of N11,187,619 to totally different financial institution accounts he operated.

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When the corporate found the fraud, he tendered his resignation and fled with official paperwork.

His offence contravenes part (15) (2) (d) of the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended) and punishable underneath part 15 (3) of the identical Act.

The defendant pleaded ”not responsible” when the cost towards him had been learn.

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Buhari Mohammed Balarabe, prosecution counsel, requested the court docket for a date for the graduation of trial.

A. S. Bawa, defence counsel, prayed the court docket to grant Ali bail pending trial.

Justice Mark adjourned the case to November 20, 2020 for listening to of the bail software.

The choose ordered that Ali be remanded in EFCC custody.

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