30 January 2013

Nigeria: Dud Cheque - EFCC Arraigns Lawmaker

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arraigned the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internal Security, Rep. Aliyu Gebi before Justice Abba Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

He was arraigned on 13-count charge bordering on issuance of Dud cheque to one Usman Mustapha to the tune of N125 million.

EFCC said the accused issued the complainant posted dated cheques from his UBA personal account and a company account named Craft Technology Limited.

The cheques were issued to cover an interest free loan of N125 million repayable within a period of 60 days, which the company borrowed him.

Gebi pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against him by the EFCC.

The judge was informed that the accused lawmaker had been enjoying administrative bail from the EFCC while his diplomatic passport was also with the commission.

Before adjourning the trial for February 19, the court ordered the accused lawmaker to deposit his diplomatic passport with the court.

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