The Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, September 18, 2023 arraigned Adamu Muhammad Dila and Aminu Sani (at large) before Justice A. Muhammad of Gombe State High Court, Gombe on three -count charges bordering on criminal misappropriation and cheating to the some of N10,560,000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira).
One of the charges read: “That you, Adamu Dila and Aminu Sani sometime in February at Gombe, Gombe State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dishonestly converted to your personal use goods (flour powder) worth the sum of N10,560,000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) belonging to one Aliyu Abdullahi Aliyu and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 and punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code Law”.
Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said on Wednesday in a statement that the defendant pleaded not guilty to the three count- charges filed against him.
Following his plea, prosecution counsel, H. Damina, prayed the court for a trial date to enable him assemble his witnesses. He also prayed the court for an order remanding the defendant at a Custodial facility.
Justice Muhammad subsequently remanded the defendant at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Gombe.
He also adjourned the matter till October 16, 2023 for trial.