The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, arraigned Madu Garba, a storekeeper with PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc depot, Yola Adamawa State, before Justice Bilikisu B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola, on a 2-count charge for alleging defrauding the company through fictitious invoicing to the tune of N8, 435,725
His arraignment followed a petition by PZ.
Investigation revealed that Madu Garba used the invoice of two distributors, Yalisco Electrical Services and Gassol and Sons Limited to cover up some missing goods in PZ Cussons warehouse where he is storekeeper, thereby defrauding his employers.
One of the charges reads: “That you Madu Garba, being a store keeper at PZ Cussons Nigeria Limited, sometimes in September 2009 in Yola Adamawa State, within the jurisdiction of this court, Federal High Court of Nigeria, did took several electronic goods worth N4,027,090 by fraudulently using the account of Yalisco Electrical Services Limited, a customer, without his knowledge and converted the goods for your own use, thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 (1)of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38, laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (LFN) 2004 and punishable under Section 390 (9) of the same Act”.
Garba pleaded not guilty to the charge, a development which prompted the prosecution counsel, Abubakar Aliyu, to ask for commencement of trial. The court remanded the accused person in prison custody till November 21, 2013 when trial will commence.