By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna Zonal Office on January 21, 2019 arraigned one Jacob K. Dogo before Justice Luka Didi of the Kaduna State High court sitting in Kafanchan, on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N4, 364,400.
Dogo got into trouble when he allegedly diverted the said sum belonging to Ajimon Nigeria Ltd, Gajere Agban, Kafanchan, Kaduna State for the supply of a truck of Notore fertilizer and other Agro-chemical products.
The count reads: “That you Jacob K. Dogo sometime between July and October 2017 in Kafanchan, within the judicial division of the High Court with intent to defraud, obtained property to wit: a truck of Notore fertilizer and other Agro-chemical products worth N4,364,400 from Ajimon Nigeria Ltd represented by Jonathan Dyagas under false pretence that you will pay him on delivery, which you failed to do, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offence Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act”.
He pleaded “not guilty” to the charge against him.
Prosecuting counsel, Esmond Garba, asked the court to fix a date for commencement of trial and prayed the Court to order him to be remanded in prison custody.
Defence counsel, P.A. Tagwai, however, urged the court to release his client on bail.
While adjourning to February 4, 2019 for “commencement of trial” Justice Didi granted bail to the accused in the sum of N2 million and one surety in like sum who must have a developed landed property within the jurisdiction of the court, and must deposit the property documents with the court registrar.