Nigeria Law School Accountant Docked For Fraud

The head of accounts at the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, Mohammed Sanusi Musa, has been arraigned before a Kano Federal High Court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, for alleged forgery and fraud.

Musa was alleged to have defrauded the Law School of over N24 million in the course of performing his duties as the institution’s head of accounts.

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In the charge sheet filed by the ICPC counsel, George Lawal, the accused person is said to have fraudulently forged a Unity Bank Plc cheque leafs  of the Law School and collected the sum of over N24 million between June and August, 2011.

Lawal stated that the offence is contrary to Section 1(2) (a) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act and punishable under Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

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He informed the court that between June and August, 2011 the accused person forged different cheque books totalling N24 million with intent to defraud the federal government of Nigeria.

Musa pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

His counsel, M.B. Danazumi, asked the court to grant his client bail.

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The Presiding judge, Justice Fatun Odohi Riman, after listening to the submission of the two counsels granted the accused person bail to the tune of N100 million and two sureties in like sum who must be civil servants on GL 14.

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