A Shari’a Court siting at Kofar Kudu, Kano presided over by Mallam Ibrahim Sarki Yola has ordered the remand of one Auwalu Muhammad Rabi’u, 42, a civil servant for fraud.
Muhammad was arraigned before the court after defrauding one Jamilu Muhammad of money up to N10.6 million under the guise of being a shari’a Court Judge.
According to the First Information Report, (FIR) the defendant, a resident of Dorayi Babba Quarters in Gwale LGA, within Kano Metropolis sometimes in Feb. 2022 allegedly paraded himself as a Shari’a Court Judge and dishonestly collected the sum N10,650,000 from the complainant (Jamilu Muhammad), on the pretext to sell him plots of land.
He alleged to have breached the trust reposed in him and dishonestly appropriated the money to his own personal used.
The Prosecution told the court that Rabiu, allegedly committed offences bordering on criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal misappropriation and false personation, contrary to section 312, 302, 309 and 179 of Penal Code Law.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty after the content of First Information Report, (FIR) was read over to him by Police Inspector, Suleiman Sanusi who held the brief of Barrister Aliyu Yusuf Kabara, Kano State Ministry of Justice.
The presiding Judge, Mallam Ibrahim Sarki Yola ordered the remand of the defendant in Correctional centre and adjourned the case to 28th February, 2023 for mention.
Source: Justice Watch