A female banker identified as Amina Magaji pictured above and 2 of her male accomplices, Haruna Bulama Namadi and Muhammed Abdullahi who is currently at large, were today May 4th arraigned before Justice Faruk Lawan of the Kano State High Court Kano, over allegation of defrauding the Late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, of over N17 million using fake cheques.
According to investigations by EFCC, Amina Magaji who was the account officer to the late Emir and managed all his accounts, domiciled one of the accounts in an old generation banks in 2011.
After the demise of the Emir in 2014, she reactivated the account which had been dormant for forty seven years and started using fake cheques to withdraw monies in bits to the tune of N17, 060,000 (seventeen million, sixty thousand Naira) with the help of her accomplice, Bulama Namadi who was at the time a driver with the bank.
The presiding judge, Justice Lawan granted bail to the accused persons in the sum of N2million and one surety each in like sum and mandated that the sureties must have landed properties within the jurisdiction of the court with Certificate of Occupancy.
They must also deposit their passports with the court. He adjourned the case to May 5 and 6, 2015 for further hearing.