EFCC arraigns woman for ‘diverting’ N100m meant for dollar purchase

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Fatima Mohammed Suleiman and her company, Jamila Multilink Logistics Services Limited, for diverting over N100million.

The defendant was docked before Justice Samira Umar Bature of the FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and diversion.

The EFCC said on or about the 23rd October, 2020, in Abuja, Suleiman was entrusted with the amount for purchase of United States Dollars.

She allegedly converted N100,006,850 for her use, committing an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Panel Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, (Abuja) 2004, punishable under Section 312 of the same Act.

The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to her.

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Prosecution counsel, Christopher Mshelia prayed for a trial date and remand of the defendant in a correctional facility.

However, defense counsel, M. Oiji informed the court of an application for bail for the defendant.

Justice Bature adjourned the case until April 13 and remanded Fatima Suleiman in Suleja Correctional Centre.

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