False Information: EFCC arraigns Kano businessman
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday arraigned one Tanimu Abdullahi Inusa and his company Tasaf General Merchandise, before, Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu of the Kano State High Court, on a one charge bordering on giving false information.
Solacebase reports that Tanimu a Kano businessman who engages in real estate development is being accused by the Commission of giving false information to officers of the Nigeria Police in an affidavit claiming to be a Director in one company Gajere Multiple Links Limited in order to get a police extract for a sole purpose of getting license that was originally issued to the said company (Gejere) by the Department of Petroleum Resources as it then was.
The defendant is also being investigated by the Commission for his alleged involvement in a multibillion Naira money laundering case involving at least one serving army general in which the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice N.E Maha gave final forfeiture order forfeiting to the Federal Government multiple properties including high value filling stations worth over N10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion Naira Only) in Kano.
The charge read “That you Tanimu Abdullahi Inusa, male, adult of Gashas Road, Kano State on or about the 9th of January, 2020 in Kano, within the judicial Division the High Court, Kano gave information on an affidavit dated 9th January, 2020 to one Sani Isah, a police officer attached to Hotoro Division causing him to issue you with a police extract and which information you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 140(a and b) of the penal code.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
In view of his plea, counsel representing the defendant, Labaran Abdulmumin pleaded with the Court to grant his client bail through formal bail application.
Following no objection from the prosecution, Justice Lawal granted the defendant bail in the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000.00), two sureties in like sum.
One of the surety must be a person of means with landed property within the jurisdiction of the Court, while the other surety must be the ward head where the defendant lives.
Furthermore the sureties must swear to an affidavit with their passport photograph and their addresses must be verified by the Court.
Subsequently, the defendant has been remanded in correction Centre pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions.
The matter has been adjourned till November 03, 2022 for commencement of trial.