The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Kaduna Zonal office has arraigned one Shehu Nura before Justice Mohammed Darius Khobo of the State High court sitting in Kaduna on a one count charge bordering on Issuance of Dud Cheque.
Shehu who is a quantity surveyor allegedly issued a dud cheque to the complainant, Gabriel Ezra after intimating him of the need to obtain a loan of N1,175,000.00 (One Million One Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Naira) from him in order to execute a contract he purportedly secured with the Kaduna State Government. .
The complainant, on this premise gave the sum of N1,175,000.00 (One Million One Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Naira) to the accused and when it was time to pay the loan, he became evasive and efforts put in place to recover his money became fruitless, hence the complaint. After much pressure he refunded the sum of N400,000 (Four Hundred Thousand Naira) leaving a balance of N525,000.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Naira) necessitating the issuance of a posted dated cheque to that effect.
The cheque was presented at the bank by the petitioner and it was returned unpaid due to insufficient funds in the account.