A man who pretended to be Atiku Abubakar’s aide and scammed a company during the last election campaign by claiming Atiku requested for cars and clothes for his campaign, has been arraigned by the EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on Monday, March 23, 2020, arraigned one Alhaji Modu Ali Kotoko on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, obtaining by false pretence and cheating before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court.
Kotoko’s journey to the dock began when the Kaduna office of the Commission received a petition from one Abdullahi Mohammed Wuroji, Managing Director, Waram Nigeria Limited, a Limited Liability Company in Kaduna.
The complainant alleged that in 2018, the defendant met him and introduced himself as an aide to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (a former Nigerian Vice President) and lured him to give him 13 brand new cars, shoes, and clothes worth N65,680,000 and N34,800,000 under the pretense that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar requested for the cars and money to carry out his 2019 Presidential election.
The complainant further alleged that upon believing the defendant, he decided to release the 13 brand new cars and goods all worth N100,480,000.
However, the defendant bolted away and failed to pay.
According to a statement released by EFCC, it was later revealed that Atiku never requested for any cars or goods from Kotoko.
Source: News update