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On Wednesday, a 40-year-old businessman, Isaiah Gabriel, was arraigned at a Kaduna High Court on charges of fraud of N7.5 million.

The Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Kaduna branch, has indicted Gabriel on charges of fraud.

EFCC lawyer Nasir Salele told the court that the defendant committed the crime sometime in June.

Mr Salere alleged that the defendant collected N7.5 million from Williams Victor for the exchange license process but converted the money to his personal use.

Prosecutors said efforts by the complainant to get the money back from the defendant were unsuccessful.

He said the crime was in violation of Section 344 of the Kaduna State Penal Code and could be punished under Section 345.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Judge Amina Bello granted the defendant bail in the sum of NOK 1 million, with two sureties of the same amount.

Bello ordered the surety to swear an affidavit and provide proof of tax payments for the past three years.

She ordered the surety and the defendant to deposit recent passport photos with the court and adjourn the case until January 15, 2024.


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