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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

House of Rep Member Arraigns By EFCC Over Dud Cheques Worth N125m

A member of Nigeria's House of Representative, Hon Aliyu Gebi representing Bauchi Federal Constituency was today arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a 13-count charge of issuing dud cheques worth over 125 million Naira to one Usman Mustapha, Sahara Reporters reports.

According to papers filed by the EFCC, one of the charges against Gebi read "That you, Hon. Aliyu Gebi, being the owner and sole signatory of Craft Technology Ltd and Craft Technology Ltd on or about the 12/01/2012 at Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did obtain credit by issuing a UBA Plc cheque No. 00091852 in the sum of N10,000.000.00 (Ten Million naira) only in favour of Musty Petroleum Ltd. which when presented within three months was dishonored on the ground that there was insufficient fund in the account and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 1 (b) (I)  of the dishonored cheque ( offences) Act, 2004 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
Hon. Gebi pleaded not guilty to the charges read against him. He pleaded through his defence council that he be admitted on bail. The presiding judge, Justice Abba Mohammed granted him bail on self-recognition and ordered that he tenders his traveling passport with the EFFCC and report to their office whenever he was called upon.

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