EFCC Arraigns Travel Agent for N9.5m Dud Cheque
Today, October 9, 2014, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned one Hassan Khalid alongside his company, Himma Travel and Tours Limited before Justice Dije Aboki of Kano High Court on one count charge for issuance of dud cheque valued at N9,514,000.00(Nine Million Five Hundred and Fourteen Thousand Naira).
In a statement released by the EFCC today, Mr Khalid and Himma Travel and Tours had “on or about January 2012 at Kano within the Jurisdiction of the High Court of Kano State did issue a Zenith Bank Plc cheque No. 61601644 of Himma Travel and Tours dated 27th January, 2012 in the sum of 9,514,000.000 (Nine Million Five Hundred and Fourteen Thousand Naira only) in favour of Universal Isma Umra Travels.”
The statement further reads that when “presented to Zenith bank Plc within three months after the date on the cheque was dishonoured on the ground of insufficient funds standing to credit in the account upon which it was drawn and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (1) (b) (i) (ii) of Dishonoured Cheque (offences) Act.”
Mr. Khalid pleaded not guilty. He was remanded in EFCC custody pending consideration of the bail application