EFCC Arraigns Council Cashier over Money Laundering



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday, November 5, 2012 arraigned Aminu Ya’ before Justice Evelyn N. Anyadike of Court, , on a 2 count charge for offences bordering on .

The accused, a former Cashier with Giwa Local Government Area of State, allegedly used position pay himself multiple salaries into several accounts, and then moved the funds other accounts disguise their origin.

The first of the two count charge reads: “that you  Aminu Ya’ on or about 30th December, 2011 at Giwa in State within the jurisdiction of the Court withdrew from Ecobank account of Aminu Ya’ the sum of N2,400,000.00  (Two Million and four hundred thousand naira ) derived directly from an illegal act with the aim of disguising the illicit origin of the funds and thereby committed an offence  contrary section 15(1)(a) of the (Prohibition) Act 2011, and punishable under section 15(1)(b) of the (Prohibition) Act 2011.

The second count reads: “that you  Aminu Ya’u on or about 30th December, 2011 at Giwa in Kaduna State within the jurisdiction of the Court deposited into the Unity Bank account of Aminu Ya’u the sum ofN2,050,000.00  (Two Million  and fifty thousand naira ) derived directly from an illegal act with the aim of disguising the illicit origin of the funds and thereby committed an offence  contrary section 15(1)(a) of0 the ( Prohibition) Act 2011, and punishable under section 15(1)(b) of the (Prohibition) Act 2011.

He, however, pleaded not to the charge when was read to him. The defence counsel Unus Ustaz Usman (SAN) urged the court to grant the accused bail. The Justice Anyadike granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000.00 (Five hundred thousand naira) with two sureties in the like sum. of the sureties must own of a landed property and must deposit proof of ownership with the court.

The matter was adjourned to November 22, 20012 for trial.

 

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