Ghost workers: EFCC arraigns man for N11m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday, arraigned one Ibrahim Mohammed Ali before Justice S.I. Mark of the Federal High Court, Kano on a six count charge of money laundering.

A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity,

Wilson Uwujaren, said the defendant who works at the complainant’s company allegedly created ghost workers whom he paid monthly salaries in different bank accounts operated by him, to the tune of N11,187,619.

“It was further alleged that, when the company’s management discovered the fraud, the defendant tendered his resignation and fled with documents belonging to the company,” Uwujaren stated.

He said the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him and in view of his plea, prosecution counsel Buhari Mohammed Balarabe asked the court for a date for the commencement of trial.

The spokesperson said the Defence Counse, l A.S Bawa, prayed the court to grant the defendant bail, pending trial.

Justice Mark adjourned the case to November 20, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application even as the defendant has been remanded in EFCC custody.

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