CRIME

EFCC Arraigns Car Dealer For N2m Fraud In Gombe

The Gombe Zonal Command of the  Economic and Financial  Crimes Commission,  EFCC, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 arraigned a Car dealer, Ahmadu Dauda Jadda, before Justice J.A. Awak of Gombe State High Court on a one count charge of stealing to the tune of Two Million Naira only.

Jadda, who deals in used vehicles, was alleged to have approached the complainant to purchase a Volkswagen Sharon bus at N2, 000,000. He offered to pay N1.200, 000 in two weeks and the balance in four equal installments.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

After taking possession of the vehicle, the defendant only paid N500, 000. And, all efforts by the complainant to recover the balance or his vehicle, failed.

Investigation by EFCC revealed that the defendant upon taking possession of the vehicle, promptly sold it and diverted the proceed for personal use

Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Thereafter, his counsel, Ayuba Rabiu, applied for his bail which was granted in the sum of Two Million Naira only and a surety in like sum.

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