A Kaduna State High Court presided by Justice Mohammed Tukur on Wednesday April 7, 2021 granted bail one Ibrahim Zailani Daneji who was arraigned by the Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial Cries Commission, EFCC, on a 15-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N53 million.
Zailani, allegedly diverted 16 tuck-load of fertilizers from Notore Chemical Industries Ltd, Rivers State, belonging to one Alhaji Kabiru Suleiman, according to a statement on Wednesday by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the EFCC.
Count three of the charge reads: “that you Ibrahim Zailani Daneji sometime in March, 2019 in Kaduna within the Judicial jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, while entrusted with 600 bags of fertilizers ( loaded on truck with registration number: XB 927 AAK) worth the sum of three million, three hundred thousand naira only, property of one Alhaji Kabiru Suleiman disposed of same and convert the proceeds to your personal use and you thereby committed an offence contrary and punishable under section 298 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017”.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him, prompting EFCC counsel, Maryam Lawal, to request for a date for the commencement of trial and the remand of the defendant in Kaduna Correctional Facility.
Counsel to the defendant, A.Y.Mohammed however urged the Court to grant bail to his client.
Justice Tukur, in his ruling, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N28 million with one surety in like sum. The surety must be resident within Kaduna Metropolis and show evidence of tax payment for two years.
The case has been adjourned till June 3, 2021 for trial.
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