Court revokes bail, orders arrest of fraud suspect

Justice Abubakar Talba of FCT High Court, Gudu, has revoked the bail earlier given Adams Kama, 31, a defendant in a N6.4 million fraud case and ordered his arrest.

Talba gave the order after the prosecutor, Mr Simon Lough, made an oral application for the revocation of the bail.

Lough said the defendant and his counsel had failed to appear in court more than twice, without showing cause.

The matter was slated for continuation of cross examination of the last prosecution witness, but had suffered adjournments at the instance of the defence.

Kama is facing four-count charge bordering on forgery and fraud to the tune of N6.4 million, punishable under sections 364, 312, 97 and 287 of the penal code.

According to the prosecutor, the case was first filed in court on June 15, 2006.

He said the defendant committed the forgery by fraudulently registering a business name, Tegriti Proactii Nig Ltd, similar to the company’s name he was employed.

He said the defendant went further to open an account with defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc, Abuja branch, which he used to lodge the cheques coming to his employer’s company.

According to Lough, between December 2004 and January 2006, the defendant had made a total lodgment of N6.4 million, into the account he opened – account number 0005265550.

He said the defendant was employed by Tegritis Proactii Ltd in 2001, as an assistant project supervisor, before he resigned in February, 2004, claiming he wanted to start his own business. 

He said it was later discovered by the MD of the company, one Mr John Onwah that the defendant had actually collected some cheques which he cleared through the bank.

“The account was opened in a business name similar to his employer’s,’’ Lough said.

Justice Talba adjourned the case until December 4. (NAN)

SOURCE

dailytrust.com.ng

07 November, 2017

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