The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the trio of Nasiru Illelah, Muhammad Gana and Adamu Yunus, before Justice Rabi Umar of the Bauchi State High Court, Bauchi on charges bordering on fraudulent conversation of N6 million and issuance of dud cheques.
The three men were the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer respectively of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Services Technical and Recreation Services Employees, Hospital Management Board.
The accused persons, sometime in January, 2016, obtained 600 bags of rice valued at N6 million from the complainant with the promise that payment will be made over a two months period through direct deductions from staff of a local council that were touted as beneficiaries.
In soliciting his trust, the complainant was issued two post dated Sterling Bank cheques for February 5 and March 5, 2016 which were separately lodged and returned unpaid owing to insufficient fund in the account.
All efforts to get the accused persons to pay back the money were futile as they were eventually found to have diverted the goods elsewhere for their personal benefit.
All the defendants pleaded not guilty to the six count charge. Justice Rabi adjourned the case to November 9, 2016 for hearing on bail applications and ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody.