ICPC Arraigns Accountant for Forgery, Fraud

The Head of Accounts of the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, Mohammed Sanusi Musa has been arraigned before a Kano Federal High Court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for alleged forgery and fraud.

Mallam musa was alleged to have defrauded the Law school of over N24Million in the course of performing his duties as head of accounts of the school.

In the charge sheet filed by George Lawal, the ICPC counsel, the accused person was said to have fraudulently forged a Unity Bank Plc cheque book of the Law School and collected the sum of over N24 million between June and August, 2011.

Mr. Lawal averred that the offence is contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act and punishable under Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

In the charge sheet with reference number FHC/K/CR/118/2014, Mr. Lawal informed the Court that between June and August, 2011 the accused person forged different cheque books totaling N24 million with intent to defraud the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Musa pleaded not guilty to all the charges. His counsel M.B. Danazumi, asked the court to grant his client bail.

The presiding judge, Justice Fatun Odohi Riman,after listening to the submission of the two counsels granted the accused person bail on the following conditions: bail at N100 million and two sureties in like sum who must be civil servants on GL 14.

Justice Riman later adjourned the case till 30th October, 2014 for commencement of hearing.