The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office on March 26, 2018 arraigned one Abubakar Muhammed Kari before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court on one count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence.
Kari, through his company, Al-Karim Global Services Ltd, sometimes in 2012 induced the nominal complainant, Kawu Muhammad Goroma and purchased roofing woods (Timber) worth N1, 164, 600.00 with an agreement that the money will be paid after the contract payment disburse to him.
However, after receiving payment for the contract and upon several promises, the accused refused to pay the said sum as agreed. And all effort made by the complainant to get his money paid proved abortive, which necessitated him to report the matter to EFCC.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge read against him.
In view of the development, prosecution counsel, Zarami Muhammad asked the court to give him a date for trial in order to assemble his witnesses. He also requested for the remand of the accused person in prison.
While adjourning the case to 28th March, 2018, Justice Jauro remanded the accused in Gombe Prison until the next adjourned date.