The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned one Aminu Ibrahim Gaya before Justice Olasubo Olarenwaju Goodluck of the FCT High Court on a four count charge bordering on forgery, conspiracy, and obtaining money under false pretence.
The accused, a retired Assistant Director with the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, who also owns GYANO International Limited is alleged to have defrauded one Uche Christian Okoli, an Estate Agent of the sum of N28,505,000 (twenty eight million five hundred and five thousand Naira) under the pretext that he had three plots of land for sale in Abuja.
One of the charge reads, “that you, Aminu Ibrahim Gaya alias (Abdullahi Mohammed Gaya) on or about 2006 in Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory knowingly did have in your possession a forged documents to plot number 49, Katampe Extension Abuja with the intent to defraud, dishonestly used same as genuine to induce Uche Christian Okoli, an Estate Agent to Dr. Ngozika Nwaneri to deliver the sum of N8.5 million(Eight million five hundred thousand naira only).
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
Upon the accused plea, counsel to EFCC, Aso Larrys Peters asked the court to fix a date for trial.
However, the defence counsel, Mohammed S. Waziri prayed the court to grant his client bail on the grounds that the offence was bailable and that he would be available to face his trial.
Justice Goodluck granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N3million with two sureties who must be civil servant not less than level 12 and must be resident in Abuja.
The case has been adjourned to June 25 for hearing.