A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin has remanded a Sokoto based businessman, AbdulKadir Dan Ute, in prison over the alleged issuance of dud cheque of N6million to KAM Industries Nigeria Limited contrary to section 1(a)(b) of dishonored cheque offenses law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
It was gathered that Dan Ute, 66 years old, of No. 5 Lodge Road, GRA, Sokoto. Sokoto state was allegedly involved in fraudulent act along with four others who are currently facing trial and eventually confessed to the crime disclosing that he would refund the sum of N7million being the total sum in his possession.
Upon arrest by the men of the Kwara State police command, the suspect appealed on health ground and gave the sum of N1million immediately with the assurance that he would pay the remaining balance of N6million in two instalments.
As contained in the First Information Reports, (FIR), it was learnt that Dan Ute’s plea was granted and he issued two postdated cheques of N3million each dated February 23 and March 23, “When the cheques were presented to the bank on the said dates, they were confirmed dud.”
However, the accused had earlier through his Legal Counsel, M.A Sambo Esq approached a federal high court sitting in Sokoto sought that “his arrest and detention between the period of 16th and 25th was degrading, clear invasion of privacy and violation of the fundamental right to personal liberty of the applicant, therefore, unconstitutional, null and void.”
It was gathered that defendants in the matter are; KAM Industries Nigeria Limited, the Commissioner of Police in Kwara state as well as the Inspector General of Police. Read more<<<<<