The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned a retired Director of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Aminu Ibrahim Gaya before Justice Olasubo Olarenwaju Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a four count charge bordering on forgery, conspiracy, and obtaining money under false pretence.
The accused owns GYANO International Limited which allegedly defrauded one Uche Christian Okoli, an Estate Agent of the sum of N28,505,000 (twenty eight million five hundred and five thousand Naira) under the pretext that he had three plots of land for sale in Abuja.
One of the charges read, “that you, Aminu Ibrahim Gaya alias (Abdullahi Mohammed Gaya) on or about 2006 in Abuja within the Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory knowingly did have in your possession a forged documents to plot number 49, Katampe Extension Abuja with the intent to defraud, dishonestly used same as genuine to induce Uche Christian Okoli, an Estate Agent to Dr. Ngozika Nwaneri to deliver the sum of N8.5 million(Eight million five hundred thousand naira only)”.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
Sequel to the accused’s plea, EFCC counsel, Aso Larrys Peters asked the court to fix a date for trial. However, the defence counsel, Mohammed S. Waziri prayed the court to grant his client bail on the grounds that the offence was bailable and that he would be available to face his trial.
Justice Goodluck granted bail to the accused person in the sum of N3million with two sureties who must be civil servants not below Grade Level 12 and must be resident in Abuja.
The case was adjourned to June 25 for hearing.