The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Maiduguri zonal office, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 arraigned the duo of Mohammed Danladi and Adam Abdulhamid alongside Danladi Global Concept Nigeria Limited, a company belonging to the first defendant, before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a-four count amended charge, bordering on obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dude cheque to the tune of N13m.
Troubles started for the defendants when the EFCC received a petition one Umar Lawan and Sheriff Enterprises. The complainant alleged that the defendants collected over N12million from them towards the execution of a contract offered to them by an Non-governmental Organisation at Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State and failed to return the money.
According to investigations conducted by the EFCC, the first defendant and his company approached the complainant and demanded for 170 bundles of Tarpaulin at the rate of N62, 000 each totalling N10, 540,000.00, for execution of the said contract. An additional N2.5m was collected from the complainant by Danladi Global Concept Nigeria.
Count three of the charge reads: “That you, MOHAMMED DANLADI, ADAM ABDULHAMID whilst being Managing Director and Manager respectively of DANLADI GLOBAL CONCEPT NIGERIA LTD, a company registered in Nigeria sometime in June, 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N12, 000,000.00 (Twelve Thousand Naira only) from LIMAN AMSANI ALKALI and LAWAN SHERIFF under the false pretence that the monies are meant for the execution of purported contract at Mafa Local Government Area awarded to DANLADI GLOBAL CONCEPT NIGERIA LTD by ACTED, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. ”
They pleaded not guilty to all the counts brought against them by the EFCC.
Justice Fadawu adjourned the case to 18 September, 2019 for commencement of trial and ordered the remand of the defendants in the prison custody.