EFCC Arraigns Suspect over N64.8m Fertilizer Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has Nasiru Yahaya Gusau before Justice M.B of Kano State High Court  for criminal diversion of Sixty Four Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira  (N64,800,000) belonging to one Alhaji Musa Baba to use.

Gusau’s arraignment followed a complaint by Alhaji Mustapha Askin Funtua to the Commission that he gave the accused person money to supply him fertilizer he neither supplied the commodity nor refunded him hence complaint to the EFCC to compel the accused to execute the or return money.

Funtua had told the court that the money held by the accused person belonged to Musa Baba and that he the link in the supply chain having introduced the accused person as fertiliser merchant. He further averred that Gusau had promised to supply the fertilisers within one week of receipt of payment. He told the court that they transferred the said into account with Zenith Bank Plc.

The Commission’s investigation revealed that Gusau had diverted the and even tried to conceal it through opening of several accounts. He also transferred twenty –five million naira into the account of undergraduate girlfriend with Mainstreet Bank and the girlfriend withdrew the money and gave him cash. The accused person used brother to the cash into account with Zenith Bank Plc.

The prosecution had already called two witnesses before the case adjourned till 19 April, 2012 for continuation of trial.


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