One Munkai’la Abubakar has been charged by the (EFCC) Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with seven counts involving forgery and gaining by false pretense before Judge Darius Khobo of the state High Court in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
In January 2018, the defendant is claimed to have sold four land plots for N4,800,000 to a man named Umar Iskil using falsified titled documents.
The commission revealed this in a statement published on its website on Tuesday. “That you, Munka’ilu Abubakar sometime in January 2018 at Kaduna within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Justice of Kaduna state with the intent to defraud forged a document titled “TAKARDAN YARJENIYAN SAYAR DA PLOT KO GIDA DAKE DANBUSHIYA KADUNA” in respect of plot situate at Millennium City, Danbushiya Kaduna purportedly issued by Abubakar Mamadi, and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 344 and punishable under Section 345 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017,” one of the count charges read.
Abubakar entered a not guilty plea to the accusations made against him.
N. Salele, the prosecutor’s attorney, requested a trial date and urged the court to remand the defendant.
But, Yunus O. Olakulehin, the defense attorney, pleaded with the judge to grant the defendant bail.
Judge Khobo ordered the defendant to the Nigeria Correctional Center and postponed the hearing on his application for bail until May 10, 2023.