Mustapha Baba Kura was arraigned on Monday before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, sitting in Maiduguri by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Maiduguri Zonal Office on a one-count charge that borders on cheating to the tune of NGN6m.
The Commission received a petition from one Babagana Mamman against him to the effect that Kura deceived him into paying a total of N6m for the supply of chalk flour to one Shehu Saidu, a Lagos-based flour dealer. Mamman after agreeing on terms with Shehu transferred the sum of N5.4m to him for the supply of 600 bags of chalk flour at NGN9,000 per bag. After the arrival of the goods, Mamman paid the balance of NGN600,000 as the transportation cost.
Kura pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was remanded in prison custody pending trial. Justice Aisha Kumaliya, thereafter, ordered the remand of the defendant in prison custody and adjourned the matter to April 23, 2019, for the commencement of trial.