Court Fixes 15, 16 For Judgment In Alleged N212.4m Fraud Case Against Kaduna Reps Member Ali Mashi
Justice Sale Musa Shuaibu of a Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna, has fixed 15 and 16 June 2023 for judgment in the case of alleged N212, 439,552 fraud involving a serving House of Representatives member, Mansur Ali Mashi, representing Mashi Dutsi Federal Constituency.
Mashi is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly obtaining a loan facility to the tune of Two Hundred and Twelve Million, Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifty Two Naira (N212,439,552 ) only from Sterling Bank using fictitious companies.
He was docked alongside four bank officials, Abdulmumini Mustapha, Shehu Aliyu and Muazu Abdu and Hassan Usman (deceased).
Upon arraignment, the defendants pleaded not guilty and the matter consequently proceeded to trial.
The case was to suffer so many setbacks due to the elevation and retirement of the trial judges.
In the course of trial, the prosecution called six witnesses.
In yesterday’s proceedings, counsel to the parties, Douglas I. Gift for the prosecution and A.D Umar for the defendants, adopted their final written addresses.
Consequently, Justice Shuaibu adjourned the matter till 15 and 16 Jube 2023 for judgment.