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Businessman arraigned for N1.5 million visa frauds

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Businessman arraigned for N1.5 million visa fraud

The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 43-year-old businessman, Abdullahi Ali, in a Kano Magistrates’ Court over alleged N1.5 million visa procurement fraud.

The defendant, who lives in Fagge Quarters Kano, was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating contrary to sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

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The Prosecution Counsel, Aminu Dandago, informed the court that the defendant committed the offence at Na’ibawa Quarters Kano sometime in the month of June 2022.

He alleged that in June, Ummi Muhammad, Wasila Auwal and Aisha Idris all of Na’ibawa Quarters Kano entrusted the defendant with N1.5 million and their international passports to procure visas and tickets for them to enable them to travel to Saudi Arabia.

Dandago said that the defendant misappropriated the N1.5 million and did not procure the visa.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Magistrate Farouk Ibrahim-Umar admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N1 million and two reliable sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the matter until September 27 for further mention.

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