Fake UN Supply Deal Lands Man In Jail In Maduguri

… Another Docked for N62m Fraud

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, July10 2023 secured the conviction and sentencing of one Danladi Mohammed before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri to one-year imprisonment.
Mohammed was convicted following his conviction on a one-count charge of criminal misappropriation to the tune of N7, 600,000.00 (Seven Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira). He allegedly converted the proceeds of 8000 pieces of camping lanterns which he claimed were to be supplied to a United Nations Agency.

The charge reads: “That you, Danladi Mohammed, on or about July, 2018 at Gidan Madara, Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this court dishonestly misappropriated and converted for your own use 8000 pieces of camping lanterns valued at the cost of N7,600,000.00 (Seven Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira), belonging to Ibrahim Audu under the guise that the said lanterns were to be supplied to United Nations High Commission and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 308 and 309 of the Penal Code Laws of Borno State (Cap. 102 Vol. 3 of 1994), respectively.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned on April 25, 2023 and the matter went into trial. In the course of trial, the prosecuting counsel, S.O. Saka presented three witnesses and tendered several documents which were admitted in evidence as exhibits.
Justice Fadawu, in his judgement, convicted the defendant as charged and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment with an option of N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand) fine.
The judge also ordered the convict to pay the total sum of N7.6m to the nominal complainant. Should he fail to do so, he will serve a five-year prison term, “starting after the expiration of any prison term imposed by this court or any other court”.
In another development, one Abdullahi Abdussalam was on Thursday, July 13, 2023 arraigned by the Commission before Justice Fadawu on one-count charge of cheating to the tune of N55,676,700.00 (Fifty-Five Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-Six, Thousand Seven Hundred Naira) by false pretence.
The charge reads: “That you, Abdullahi Abdussalam while being a transporter with Viva Metal and Plastics Industries Limited and Alter Ego of Decent Bags Nigeria Limited, sometime between August 2016 and March 2017 at Maiduguri, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, dishonestly induced Alhaji Sale Mamuda and Alhaji Mamuda Yusuf to deliver to you the sum of N55,676,700.00 (Fifty-Five Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-Six, Thousand Seven Hundred Naira)only, through the following accounts details; (1) Zenith Bank Account No. 1010018087 of Viva Metal and Plastic Industries Limited, (2) First Bank Account No. 2002350019 of Decent Bag Nigeria Limited, (3) Access Bank Account No. 0037495756 of Hassan Mohammed Bello (your biological brother) First Bank Account 2012211490 of Abdulsalam Abdullahi; Guarantee Trust Bank Account No. 0019881022 of Viva metal and Plastic Industries Limited; for the purchase and supply of polythene bags which you are yet to deliver and thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 320(a) and punishable under section 322 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”
The court entered the ‘not guilty’ plea on behalf of the defendant due to his refusal to take his plea.
Counsel for the prosecution, S.O Saka, asked the court to remand the defendant and fix a date for trial to commence.
Justice Fadawu adjourned the matter till July 24 and 25, 2023 for commencement of trial and remanded the defendant in prison custody.

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