The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 , arraigned one Abdullahi Adamu Usman aka Dan China alongside his company, Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, before Justice Yakubu Dakwak of the High Court of Plateau State (Court 2), Jos, Plateau State, on a two-count amended charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of N23, 431,000. 00 (Twenty-three Million, Four Hundred and Thirty-one Thousand Naira).
The accused, who claimed to own a functional mining site, allegedly obtained the money from the complainant, Olajide Olaleye, Managing Director, TTMW Services Nigeria Limited, for the supply of Iron Ore and Zinc Ore.
However, the accused allegedly became evasive after receiving the money from the complainant.
Count one of the charge reads: ” That you Abdullahi Adamu Usman, aka Dan China, being the Director of Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, and Yusuf Ali (still at large) sometime in June, 2011 within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Plateau State did conspire among yourself to commit an unlawful act to wit: obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006”.
The suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.
In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, Aliyu Bokani Usman, asked the court for a trial date and pleaded that the accused be remanded in prison custody.
The defense counsel, Gyang Zi, however, prayed the court to grant the accused person bail.
Consequently, Justice Dakwak adjourned to Friday, June 10, 2016 for ruling on the bail application and ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of his bail application.