Sokoto Businessman, Nasiru Garba, Remanded Over N639,500 Fraud

A Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded in jail an agent, Nasiru Garba, accused of  misappropriating N639, 500 depended to him by a partner.

Garba, an inhabitant of Gidan Dare zone of Sokoto, was summoned on a four-number charge of criminal intrigue, rupture of put stock in, criminal misappropriation and deceiving.

Police Prosecutor Ashafa Jega, told the court that the accused was entrusted with N639,500 by the complainant, Muhammadu Ahmad of Gidan Bahuri area, Sokoto, to give his son.


The accused was told to give the money to the complainant’s son, Al -mustapha Tukur, a phone dealer at Kasuwan Kure but converted it to his own, he said.

According to Jega, gave no convincing explanation why he spent the money.

He said the offence which was committed on Aug. 3, contravened Sections 309, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The businessman pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

Chief Magistrate Abubakar Adamu remanded in prison for further investigations and adjourned the case until Aug. 26 for hearing.

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