Man arraigned for impersonation in Gombe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a suspected impersonator, Sabo Labaran, before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court.

He was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.

The offence is contrary to Section 1 sub-section 1(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, and punishable under Section 1 sub-section 3 of the same act.

The accused person, who is a member of an Internet syndicate, had, sometime in October 2015, allegedly obtained N242,000 from Hussaini Mai-Magani, promising that he would award him a contract for the supply of some hospital equipment.

However, the suspect, whose Facebook profile bears the picture of the Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, allegedly diverted the money for personal use. 

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.

In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, Ahmad Muntaqa, asked the court for a trial date.

The defence counsel, Rahimat Talle, prayed the court to grant the accused bail on liberal terms.

Justice Jauro adjourned to February 8 for hearing on the bail application and ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody.

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