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Sokoto director remanded over alleged N1.3m job scam

Sep 28, 2022

A Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto on Wednesday September 28, remanded a Director at the Sokoto State Commodity Board, Hassan Bello, in a correctional centre over an alleged N1.3 million job scam.


Bello was remanded on one count-charge bordering on fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was alleged that he committed the offence sometime in August 2021.


Prosecution Counsel, Mr Hannafi Sa’ad told the court that Bello who is a Director of Administration at the board, collected the money from Aliyu Adamu-Tsaki, Yusuf Abubakar and Yahaya Salihu in the presence of one Dahiru Muhammad in Sokoto.


Sa’ad told the court that he reportedly presented false letters to the victims which were later discovered to be fake and non-existent.


While the Defense Counsel, Mr Aminu Mustapha, filed a motion for bail on behalf of his client, the prosecution counsel sought for more time to study it before filing a counter affidavit.


Justice Ahmad Mahmud who adjourned the case to October 4, 2022 to hear the motion for bail application as well as continue the case, ordered that the accused person be remanded in a correctional center in the state until the adjourned date.