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Fraud: EFCC arraigns 2 for duping a foreigner of N164m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned two suspects of the popular Kantin Kwari textile market in Kano for obtaining on false pretences.
The suspects are Saminu Umar Ta’ambu and Ahmed Maiturare.
According to a statement by the EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects allegedly used the name of the Kano State Government to deceive a Swiss national, Mathias Hee into supplying them with fabrics worth $530,000 (N164m).
The prime suspect Ta’ambu was alleged to have approached the victim around July, 2015 requesting for the supply of fabrics to the tune of $530,000.
Ta’ambu pretended to be representing the Kano State Government and forged a document titled, ‘Authorisation to transfer to foreign account,’ purported to have been issued and signed by the authority of the Government of Kano State.
“After the items were supplied, Ta’ambu failed to honour his part of the bargain and refused to remit the amount as agreed,” the statement read in part.
Justice Dije adjourned the matter till October 5, 2016 for arraignment.

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