On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, brought a Nuhu Ibrahim Shuaibu (alias Ishaku Abdulrazak) to justice P. Mallong of the Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna on four counts of charges that border on impersonation and fraud to the tune of N65,150,000 (Sixty-five Million, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira).
Shuaibu’s journey to the dock started a few weeks in 2017, when he presented himself as NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Finance and Accounts to a businessman, Mallam Faisal Safiyanu, whom he pledged to help in the procurement of between 2,000 and 2,500 mt of oil products.
Over a period of moment, the plaintiff paid a total of N65,150,000 (Sixty-five Million, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to the accused in three instalments.
After the transfers, all the victim’s attempts to get the defendant to deliver the requested petroleum products proved abortive.
One of the charges reads: “You, Nuhu Ibrahim Shuaibu (a.k.a. Ishaku Abdulrazak) of No 1, Khaleesa Close Millennium City Kaduna, from November 2017 to May 2018 in Kaduna, within the jurisdiction of this tribunal with purpose to defraud, received a complete amount of N65,150,000 (Sixty-five Million, One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) from one Faisal Safiyanu.
Pursuant to the pretense that you will supply him with petroleum products that you knew were incorrect and that you have undertaken an offense pursuant to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offence Act, 2006 and that is punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.
The defendant admitted not guilty to the allegations, prompting the prosecutor, M. Lawal to ask to the tribunal for the date of start of the trial and to ask the defendant to remain in prison until the trial is over.
Source: EFCC Cmatrends