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Court arraigns man for collecting rice worth N26m on credit and diverting proceeds


The suspect was accused of collecting 1536 bags of rice worth N26,945,000 from the complainant and fraudulently diverting the proceeds for his personal use.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has dragged a trader identified as Murtala Sani, on Thursday, November 19, before Justice Mohammed Bello Shinkafi of the Zamfara State High Court.

The suspect who was arraigned on one count charge of criminal breach of trust was accused of collecting 1536 bags of rice worth N26,945,000 from the complainant, Rabi Bello Suleiman.

It was gathered that Sani claimed he wanted to distribute them to a Zamfara State Government staff, with the assurance that he will repay the money in two months. He was accused of fraudulently diverting the proceeds for his personal use.

Sani who pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge was refused bail by Justice Shinkafi after prosecution counsel Musa Isah revealed that he jumped the administrative bail EFCC earlier granted. He was remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

The matter was adjourned until January 11, 2020, for trial.
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