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In Borno, the EFCC arrests a man for an inheritance scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged Isyaku Ibrahim with inheritance fraud.

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Ibrahim was prosecuted before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri on a single count amended charge of criminal theft amounting to N12 million.

According to the EFCC, Ibrahim was entrusted with several properties belonging to Muhammad Ishiyaku (now deceased) to manage between 2014 and 2019. Between 2014 and 2019, Ibrahim criminally misappropriated goods and funds for his personal use, to the prejudice of the deceased’s family members.

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Three houses, two fenced fields, one of which housed seven shops, two bread factories, one open land, two tanker trucks, and one large installed generator worth at N12,000,000.00 are among the properties.

According to the EFCC, he committed an offense that is contrary to and punishable under sections 308 and 309 of the Penal Code Law of Borno State (Cap. 102 Vol. 3 of 1994).

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The defendant, on the other hand, pleaded “not guilty” to the charge leveled against him.

S.O Saka, the prosecution’s counsel, urged the court to remand Ibrahim in custody and set a trial date.

Following that, the presiding judge, Justice Fadawu, remanded the defendant and adjourned the hearing till July 12, 2023, for the start of the trial.

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