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Hajj 2019: Driver remanded for allegedly defrauding ‘in-law’ N1.3m in Ilorin


By Abiodun Bolujoko

For criminal conspiracy and breach of trust, the Magistrate court
sitting in Ilorin the Kwara State has remanded one Adamu Yahaya for
allegedly defrauding his ‘in-law’ of the sum of N1.3m.
The police First Information Report (FIR) revealed that the case was
transferred from Divisional police Headquarters ‘E’ Division Kulende
area to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for
discreet investigation.
It stated that on the 13th September, 2019, one Alhassan Mohammed of
Patigi, Kwara State reported that sometime in October 2018 one Adamu
Yahaya of Niger State who claimed to be his daughter, Fatima
Mohammmed’s fiancee came to his house in Patigi, promising to help him
to do registration for 2019 Hajj.
The FIR further stated that Yahaya obtained money from Mohammed to the
sum of one million, three hundred thousand and fled to an unknown
Yahaya, was, however, said to have been arrested somewhere in Agbo-Oba
area of Ilorin.
Investigation conducted at the state CID revealed that Yahaya
conspired with one Adamu Mohammed, Agba Winifred and Alhaji Yahaya
Abubakar now at large to defraud Mohammed under the pretext of
assisting him for the 2019 Hajj.
The report revealed that Yahaya, Mohammed, Winifred and Abubakar now
at large are members of a notorious fraudster syndicate who have been
defrauding innocent people of their money and valuables across
He was dragged before Magistrate Kudirat Yahaya for criminal
conspiracy, breach of trust and advance fee fraud contrary to section
96, and 312if penal code law and section 1(3) of the advance fee fraud
and other related offences act.
The Prosecutor, Matthew Ologbonsaiye said the offences are not
ordinarily bailable and prayed the court to remand the defendant in
custody at the SCID Ilorin as investigation is ongoing on the matter.
In his short ruling, Magistrate Yahaya who said the court has no
jurisdiction to hear the matter,remanded the defendant in the SCID
Ilorin while the case has been adjourned to 23rd October, 2019 for
further mention.

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