Former Lawmaker Jailed over Allegedly Involvement in N30M Fraud

A former lawmaker in Kaduna state, Suleiman Dabo, has been remanded in Kuje prison in the federal capital territory.
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He was sent to prison pending a ruling on his bail application by Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Dabo was arraigned on a seven-count charge for allegedly defrauding one Mrs. Folashade Mojeolaoluwa under false pretence, among other offences.

Suleiman Dabo, an immediate-past member of Kaduna State House of Assembly (Zaria Constituency) has been remanded in Kuje prison pending a ruling on his bail application. As reported by The Nation, Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order on Monday, January 15.

Dabo was arraigned on a seven-count charge brought against him by the Nigeria Police for obtaining N30 million from Mrs Folashade Mojeolaoluwa under false pretence, among other offences.

Dabo and the company defrauded Mrs. Mojeolaoluwa of N30m in October and November 2017, through a GTBank account No: 0172410075 with account name: Ohman International Venture Limited. The defendants on the pretence of selling a scrap vessel ship known as ADNAN 101, committed the act “when you presented yourself to Mrs. Folashade S. Mojeolaoluwa as the bonafide owner of the scrap ship.” The two defendants pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them. The prosecuting lawyer, Mathew Omosun urged the court to remand the ex-lawmaker to prison pending the commencement of trial.

The two defendants pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them. The prosecuting lawyer, Mathew Omosun urged the court to remand the ex-lawmaker to prison pending the commencement of trial.

Justice Omotosho held that Dabo had been absent in previous proceedings about eight times; he would take his time to carefully go through the case file before giving a ruling. The judge adjourned till February 5 for a ruling on Dabo’s bail application.

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