Sokoto manager fired over alleged N1.3m employment scam
A Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto on Wednesday, September 28, remanded a director of the Sokoto State Commodity Board, Hassan Bello, to a correctional center for an alleged N1.3 million employment scam.
Bello was remanded on one count bordering on fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was alleged that he committed the offense in August 2021.
The attorney for the prosecutor, Mr Hannafi Sa’ad, told the court that Bello, director of council administration, collected the money from Aliyu Adamu-Tsaki, Yusuf Abubakar and Yahaya Salihu in the presence of a certain Dahiru Muhammad in Sokoto.
Sa’ad told the court that he allegedly presented fake letters to the victims, which were later found to be fake and non-existent.
While the defense lawyer, Me Aminu Mustapha, filed a request for bail on behalf of his client, the prosecution lawyer asked for more time to study it before filing a counter affidavit .
Judge Ahmad Mahmud, who adjourned the case to October 4, 2022 to hear the bail motion as well as continue the case, ordered that the accused be remanded to a correctional center in the Status up to adjournment date.