Nigeria: Ex- Bank Manager Remanded In Prison Over Alleged N2m Fraud,
London, March 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A former Business Manager with Unity Bank, Adam Kaka Adams, was on Thursday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office on Thursday before Justice Hamman Dashen of the Federal High Court, sitting in Damaturu on a one-count charge that borders on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N2, 000, 000 (Two Million naira) only.
According to EFCC Spokesperson, Tony Orilade, trouble started for Adam when the Commission received a petition from Unity Bank Plc, alleging acts of obtaining money by false pretence against him.
The defendant, who was the Business Service Manager in the bank was accused of fraudulently forging a counter cheque of a customer’s account, with which he withdrew N2million (Two Million Naira) under the false pretence that seemed to have been done by the owner of the account.
The charge against him reads, “that you, Adam Kaka Adam, on or about 3rd of November, 2015 at Damaturu, Yobe State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, while being the Business Manager (BSM) with Unity Bank Plc, at its Damaturu Branch, Yobe State, with intent to defraud; obtained the sum of N2million (Two Million Naira) from the bank vide counter cheque withdrawal of the said amount from current Account No: 0006963877 maintained by one Aisha Haruna Godowoli, under the false pretence that the said customer initiated, processed and concluded the transaction, which fact you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 respectively”.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In regards to the not guilty plea, counsel to the prosecution, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed asked for a trial date and for the defendant to be remanded in prison custody.
Justice Dashen ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the matter to April 4, 2019 for commencement of trial.