The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraigned Umar Ali Kaka, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N16,000,000 (Sixteen Million Naira) only.
According to investigations carried out by the Commission, a criminal complaint was reported against the accused vide a petition dated 27th October, 2017. The petition was written by one Ibrahim Garba Usman, which alleges criminal breach of trust and obtaining money by false pretence in the sum of N16,0000,000.00 (Sixteen Million Naira).
Kaka, sometimes in 2017, called the complainant via mobile phone and informed him that a contract was awarded to Today’s Super Market Stores for the supply of food stuffs and other goods to Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) which requires money in the sum of N16million to be executed.
The accused person assured the complainant that if he invests the said N16 million will earn him a profit of N1.5million in less than 30 days of the investment. Upon this presentation, the complainant agreed and transferred the said N16 million.
Count one of the charge reads: “That you, UMAR ALI KAKA on or about the 24th day of February, 2017 at Maiduguri within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court and with intent to defraud induced one Ibrahim Garba Usman to deliver to you the sum of Sixteen Million Naira (N16,000,000.00) only that the said sum would be utilized in executing a contract for the supply of food stuffs and other Goods to NGOs, which contrary you claimed to have been awarded to Today’s Super Store Maiduguri, facts you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 20 (a) and 322 of the penal Code Law of Borno State Cap. 102 Vol. 3 of 1994 respectively”.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge prepared against him.
Counsel to the prosecution Khalid Sanusi applied for a trial date.
Justice Fadawu Umar adjourned the matter to 13th November, 2018 for commencement of trial and ordered the remand of the accused person in the prison custody.