Nuraini Adamu, a son to former Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Adamu, is to be detained in the EFCC facility over a N92 million fraud committed along with his accomplice, Felix Onyeabo Ojiako. Adamu and Ojiako were said to have used a company, Biolocks Technologies Limited, belonging to one Atta Esin to execute a contract without the knowledge of its owners. The EFCC in a statement on Wednesday said the accused also clandestinely opened another account with the company’s name, after forging its board resolution to enable them do so. Due to Adamu and Ojiako’s deed, the company accumulated withholding tax arrears. The company owner, having found out about the deal, reported the matter to the EFCC.
The accused persons were arraigned before the Kano State High Court on Wednesday and pleaded ‘not guilty’ to four counts of conspiracy, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence slammed on them.
Trial judge, Farouq Lawal granted each of two N2million bail, as well as one surety in like sum. The surety must be a public servant of grade level 12 or any resident of Kano with landed property within the jurisdiction of the court. The surety must also swear an affidavit of means in respect of the landed property must deposit his passport photograph with court registrar.
The court ordered that the defendants be remanded in EFCC custody pending the fulfilment of their bail conditions.
The case has been adjourned to April 16 for commencement of trial.