A Kaduna State Sharia Court II, Magajin Gari yesterday revoked the bail granted a marabout, Hambali Ahmad, 66, in a case of criminal breach of trust, conspiracy and cheating.
Ahmad and Nafiu Iliyasu, 33, were in court for misappropriating N1.56 million worth of telephone recharge cards belonging to one Ahmed Abdullahi of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Tudun Wada, Kaduna.
When the case was mentioned on December 10, 2012, Ahmad agreed to have collected N300, 000 cash and another N380, 000 worth of recharge cards from Iliyasu, the principal suspect.
The Marabout, who hailed from Duba village in Batsari local government, Katsina State, however changed his plea yesterday, claiming that the amount was the payment for his professional services.
He claimed that the N680, 000 was payment for the “spiritual work”done for Iliyasu to enable him get married in 2008.
The prosecutor, Police Corporal Bitrus Kwaji, however countered the claim, reminding the court that the offence was committed in 2012. He noted that the court had fixed yesterday for judgement and urged it to discountenance the submission of the accused person.