The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) immediately arraigned Alyassau Muhammad earlier than Justice Hannatu Balogun of the Kaduna Excessive Courtroom.

Muhammad faces two depend cost bordering on acquiring cash by false pretence.

The suspect was arrested following intelligence on his alleged fraudulent actions on the web.

Muhammad allegedly posed as a feminine Malaysian to induce one Nor Rahem Mohd Jani to ship cash in tranches of foreign exchange.

He offered an account with Maybank (title Hafizan Hamid), EFCC investigators discovered.

Muhammad had three Malaysian WhatsApp numbers additionally linked to a Telegram group dominated by Malaysians.

One of many depend stated between Could and August, 2021 in Kaduna, he obtained RM16,300 (Malaysian Rinngit) from Jani after presenting himself as Girl Aisha (a White Muslim woman).

The offence was opposite to Part 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006, and punishable below Part 1 (3) of the identical Act.

Muhammad pleaded ‘not responsible to the costs. Prosecution counsel, M. E. Eimonye urged the court docket to repair a date for the beginning of trial.

The defence counsel, Abdulhakeem Audu moved an utility for bail which Justice Balogun granted within the sum of N2million and two sureties.

One should be a civil servant in Kaduna with a sound technique of identification, whereas the opposite should have a landed property within the state.

The decide adjourned the matter till September 29, 2021.