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Kano court orders remand of ex-KASCO MD, son in N4 billion fraud case

Kano court orders remand of ex-KASCO MD, son in N4 billion fraud case

Former managing director of Kano State Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO), Bala Muhammad Inuwa and his Son Bala Inuwa Muhammad Junior, have been ordered to be remanded over allegations of embezzling about N4 billion from the state treasury.

Kano State High Court presided by Justice Hafsat Sani Yahya gave the order on Thursday after the former MD and his son were arraigned before her by the state government.

Prosecution counsel, Malam Ya’u Adamu, came with a ten-count charge against the former MD,  bothering on alleged misappropriation of the amount in question among cronies.

The charge alleged that those who received the monies included Ganduje Foundation, which got N30 million.

Other people and organisations got different sums from the money

After the defendants have pleaded not guilty to the changes, the prosecution said all needed evidence against them were ready.

Counsel to the defendants, Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, SAN, urged the court to allow them continue enjoying the bail they have hitherto enjoyed, but the prosecution observed that an application needed to be properly brought since the previous bail they  enjoyed was administrative.

The judge ruled that, as a court of record, there was a need for it to receive a proper application for bail, urging the defense counsel to file one, and that she was inclined to entertain it.

Nigerian Sketch was informed that the defense is likely to bring its bail application on Friday.

The case was adjourned to 6 December 2023.

Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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