A Kano State High Court presided by Justice R. A.Sadiq has remanded in prison one Ayisa Bala Aliyu for the misappropriation of fund.
The judge gave the order after the defendant was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two count charge.
The defendant had allegedly collected the sum of N36,000,000 (Thirty Six Million Naira) only from the complainant, one Hadiza Inna Sanusi under the guise that the said money was an investment in Galaxy Investment Package but instead diverted the said money to her personal use.
Count one of the charge read that “You Asiya Bala Aliyu sometime between May and August 2018 with intent to defraud, dishonestly misappropriated the sum of N35,000,000 (Thirty Five Million Naira) only belonging to one Hadiza Inna Sanusi.
According to the charge the offense is contrary to Section 308 and punishable under Section 309 of the Penal Code Law..
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her in the court.
Prosecution counsel Musa Isah asked the court for a trial date in view of the plea of defendant.
Counsel representing the defendant, Khalid Kashim Njidda moved a bail application for his client.
The prosecution counsel countered the application while praying the court to adjourn the case to enable him file a counter affidavit.
Justice Sadiq remanded the defendant in prison while adjourning the case to 12th March, 2020 for hearing of the bail application and 19th March, 2020 for commencement of trial.