The Chairman of the Kano State council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Yunusa Isah Danguguwa, was yesterday arraigned by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court, Kano, on one count charge bordering on obtaining N2, 000, 000 (Two Million Naira ) by false pretence .
The accused allegedly obtained the sum from one Usman Arzika of Williams Dabo International Limited under the pretext that the Nigeria Labour Congress, Kano council had awarded a contract to the company for the supply of 250 units of ‘second hand’ cars and that the N2 million was meant for processing of other contract documents.
Investigation later revealed that no such contract was ever awarded by the council.
The charge read: “That you, Yunusa Isah Danguguwa, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress Kano council, on or about 24th July,2012, within the Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court, Kano with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two Million Naira only) from Usman Arzika of Williams Dabo International Limited under the pretence that the Nigeria Labour Congress, Kano Council had awarded a contract to the company for the supply of 250 units of ‘second hand’ cars and that the sum of N2 million was meant for processing other contract documents which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed and offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act”.
The accused person pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
Justice Riman granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N5, 000, 000 (Five Million Naira) and one surety in like sum. The surety must be a civil servant of not less than grade level 13 and must own a landed property in Kano.
The case was adjourned to June 30, July 1 and 4, 2014 for trial.