A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano State on Friday, ordered the remand of a 40-year-old businessman, Yahuza Haruna, in a Correctional centre for alleged fraud of N7.3 million.
The defendant is standing trial on two charges bordering on criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The Chief Magistrate, Auwal Yusuf-Suleiman, ordered that the defendant be remanded in correctional centre, pending the next adjournment.
He adjourned the matter until March 31, for further mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mrs Maryam Jibrin, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 1, 2021 at Gwale Quarters, Kano State.
Jibrin alleged that on the same date, one Abubakar Yahaya of Gwale Quarters, Kano State, entrusted the defendant with the sum of N7.3 million to supply him Maltina Drinks from Kaduna to Kano State.
“In the process, the defendant converted the said money to his own personal use instead of fulfilling the agreement between them,” said Jibrin.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.