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Kano Sharia Courtroom judges and others despatched to jail for allegedly embezzling 500m Naira earmarked for orphans

Kano Shari?ah court judges and others sent to prison for allegedly diverting N500m meant for orphans

14 judges and clerks of the Kano State Shariah Courtroom Division have been sentenced to jail alongside a courtroom cashier, Hussaina Imam, for allegedly embezzling N500m orphans .

The defendants who had been introduced earlier than Chief Justice of the Peace Mustapha Sa’advert Datti on Wednesday January 17 had been charged with committing an offense bordering on felony affiliation, collective act and breach of belief felony on the a part of officers, theft and counterfeiting.

The First Info Report alleged that;

“On August 20, 2021, a proper criticism was acquired from the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Fee of the Kano State Ministry of Justice, that there are generally in 2020/2021 you Bashir Ali Kurawa “M”, Saadatu Umar “f”, Tijjani Abdullahi “m”, Maryam Jibrin Garba “f”, Shamsu Sani “m” and also you Hussaina Iman “f” you’ve gotten dedicated an offense of felony conspiracy during which you Hussaina Imam used your official place as a cashier in Kano State Shariah Courtroom of Appeals and conspired with the aforementioned individuals and a Suleiman “m” (now free) and falsified the papers to Sharia Courtroom of Enchantment letterhead/sheets, solid the signatures of the 2 signers of Stanbic IBTC 0020667440 checking account belonging to Kano State Sharia Courtroom of Enchantment and stole cash to the tune of 4 hundred eighty-four million sixty-seven thousand 300 twenty-seven Naira and 7 Kobo ( N484,067,327:07) by fraudulently authorizing the financial institution to switch stated quantity to varied financial institution accounts with out the data and/or consent of the licensed physique/individuals.

In one other separate cost, the defendants had been charged with the alleged offenses of affiliation de malfaiteurs, collective act, felony breach of belief by a civil servant and theft by a clerk or worker opposite to the articles 97, 79, 315 and 289 of the Penal Code.

The FIR added;

“That on August 29, 2021, a proper criticism was acquired by the Fee of the Kano State Ministry of Justice, that a while in the past within the yr 2018 to 2021, you Sani Ali Muhammad “m” , Sani Buba Aliyu “m”, Bashir Baffa “m”, Garzali Wada “m”, Hadi Tijjani Mu’azu “m”, Alkasim Abdullahi “m”, Yusuf Abdullahi “m”, Mustapha Bala Ibrahim “m”, Jafar Ahmad “m”, Adamu Balarabe “m”, Aminu Abdulkadir “m”, Abdullahi Suleiman Zango “m”, Garba Yusuf “m”, Bashir Ali Kurawa “m” and also you Hussaina Imam “f” criminally conspired, breached belief in you as a civil servant, acted collectively and created 15 false civil servants demise profit data and fraudulently misappropriated funds to the tune of ninety-six million 200 and fifty thousand naira (N96,250,000.00) which had been paid by the trustee of the Kano State Pension Fund to the financial institution accounts of the Kano State Shariah Enchantment Courtroom and stole the stated monta nt by eight sharia courts beneath attraction from the Kano State Shariah Courtroom of Enchantment with out the consent and data of the issuing authority.

Nevertheless, all the defendants have pleaded not responsible to the costs and the legal professional representing them has utilized for bail on their behalf.

Responding to bail requests, protection attorneys urged the courtroom to contemplate the large quantity concerned within the case when granting bail.

Trial Justice of the Peace Mustapha Sa’advert Datti adjourned the case to February 1, 2023 for a listening to and ordered all defendants returned to the correctional facility.

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