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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yahoo Alhaja Banker arrested for stealing N12Million

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday
October 23, 2013 arraigned a
banker, Yagana Ibrahim Bukar before
Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High
Court Kano on 10-count charge
bordering on money laundering and
The accused is said to have abused
her position as account officer at Sky
Bank Plc and stole N12, 626, 250
of depositors' fund. She allegedly
perpetrated the scam by posting the
sum into three Sky Bank accounts
belonging to her family members- Hajja
Fanna, her sister; Grema Ibrahim
Bukar, her brother and her child,
Ummu Kulthum.
In order to conceal the illicit origin of
the money, the accused allegedly used
part of the money to open a provision
store in the Kawo area of Kano
One of the charges read; "that you
Yagana Ibrahim Bukar on or about
15th August 2011 in Kano within
the jurisdiction of the Federal High
Court converted the sum N1, 166,
920 (One Million One Hundred and
Sixty Six Thousand Nine Hundred and
Twenty Naira Only) derived directly
from participation in theft by depositing
the said amount into the Sky Bank
account of Hajja Fanna with the aim of
concealing the illicit origin of the
resources and thereby committed an
offence punishable under section
15(1)(a)(ii) of the Money Laundering
(Prohibition) Act, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the
In view of the plea of the accused, the
prosecution counsel, Nasiru Salele told
the court to proceed with the trial,
adding that his witnesses were ready to
But the defense counsel, Ma'aruf
Yakasai pleaded with the court to admit
his client to bail.
Justice Riman adjourned the case to
October 25, 2013 for ruling on bail
application and fixed Monday October
28, 2013 for continuation of
Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media and Publicity
24th October, 2013

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