The Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities’ Cooperative Society, Alhaji Iliasu Abdulrauf, was yesterday arraigned by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged N1, 126,156,000 fraud.
The Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities’ was arraigned on a on a six-count charge of breach of trust before Justice S.C Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Apo, Abuja.
Count one of the charges read: “That you Alhaji Iliasu Abdulrauf, being the chairman Federal Civil Service Staff with the Disabilities Cooperative Society, sometimes between November 2017 and February 2018 in Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the FCT with intent to defraud, obtained the gross sum of N508, 528,000 via your personal account No. 2076821282, domiciled with UBA and World Trade Multipurpose Cooperative Society’s account No. 1012195580, domiciled with UBA, from the Managing Director of Wanori Investment and Properties Limited under the false pretence of awarding contracts to establish a rehabilitation centre for persons living with disabilities, and that the said MD of Wanori Investment and Properties Limited was deceived into paying for corporate social responsibility and insurance bond to enable his company access mobilisation for the contract.
“These representations you knew to be false, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”
Although, the Chairman pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, he has been remanded in prison custody as the defence counsel pleaded with the court to grant him bail.