Businessman remanded over alleged N639,500 fraud

Garba was arraigned on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, criminal misappropriation and cheating.

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Garba, a resident of Gidan Dare area of Sokoto, was arraigned on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, criminal misappropriation and cheating.

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 August 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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