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Abdullahi gives EFCC false information, Lands in court for lying


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned one Abdullahi Tijjani for allegedly misleading the operatives of the anti-graft agency.    

   

Tijjani was arraigned on one count of deceiving the commission by giving false information.

He was arraigned before Justice O.A. Egwuatu of the Federal High Court Kano, on Friday.

The defendant allegedly misled operatives of the Commission by alleging falsely that a staff of Yankura Branch of EcoBank Plc unlawfully withdrew the sum of N7,200,000 from his corporate bank account.

   

   
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Following the plea, the prosecution counsel, Sadiq Hussein, asked the court for a trial date, while the defence counsel moved an application for his bail.

Justice Egwuatu granted the defendant N1-million bail with two sureties providing the same amount.

Egwuatu adjourned the matter until November 19 for the commencement of
the hearing.(Saharareporters)
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