The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, arraigned Mr. Abdullahi Mohammed (alias Dan Hadeja), 72, before Justice Abubakar Tijjani of the Federal High Court II, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on a one count charge of obtaining the sum of N1, 155, 000 under the false pretence that he was a registered distributor of Indomie noodles.
The one-count charge reads: “That you Abdullahi Mohammed, alias Dan Hadeja, sometime in May 2012, at Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N1,155,000 from one Ahmed Sani under the false pretence that you are an agent and registered distributor of Indomie dust from Dufil Prima Company,
“makers of Indomie Noodles located at Choba, Port Harcourt, and was going to get wheat offal, waste product from the company for him which you know is false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006, and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.”
When the charge was read to the accused person through an interpreter, Mr. Sani A. Umar, he pleaded not guilty. Defence counsel A. M. Akin then pleaded with the court to grant the accused person bail, as his alleged offence was a bailable one. The prosecuting counsel, Abbiyesuku Endeba, did not oppose the bail application.