Michael Olugbode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Mohammed Gapchia-Gana, alias Mamman Shuwa, before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, on a three-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N2.2 million.

The defendant allegedly swindled the trio of Mohammed Hassan, Fati Buba and Falmata Fali by separately selling a piece of land located at 44G, behind the Federal Road Safety Corps’ office, along Damboa Road, Maiduguri, to them.

He was accused to have obtained the sum of N850,000 from Mr. Mohammed Hassan; N700,000 from Fati Buba and collected the sum of N650,000 from Falmata Fali for the same land, which was never even his.

A press statement that was issued by the Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said that investigation revealed that after the commencement of construction on the said land by one of the complainants, the Borno State Geographic Information Services, (BOGIS), demolished the structure on the grounds that the piece of land is a government layout and not owned by the defendant.

This demolition, according to Uwajaren, led the complainants to write a petition against the defendant.

The count one of the charge read: “That you, Mohammed Gapchia Gana, aka, Mamman Shuwa, sometime in December, 2019 in Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did with intent to defraud obtained the sum…

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