Daniel Danjuma Danfulani and Happiness Gambo Tanimu.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on July 11, 2012 arraigned a couple, Dan Fulani and his wife, Gambo Tanimu a.k.a. Happiness before Justice Musa Sale Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Yola, Adamawa State on a six count charge of Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Obtaining by False Pretences. The offence is contrary to Sections 1(a), 17(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and Other Related Offences Act 2006.
The couple who are chairman and Treasurer respectively of a Cooperative Society in Jalingo, Taraba State allegedly defrauded one Aihaji Idris Tukur, a businessman, of N11.3million under the guise of selling imported rice to him.
When the charge was read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty. Their counsel, P.S. Agabus, immediately urged the court to admit his clients to bail. He told the court that the accused persons are well known in the community and would not jump bail.
But prosecution counsel, Al Qasim Ja’afar opposed the bail application. However, Justice Shu’aibu, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N1million each and a surety in like sum. The matter has been adjourned to October 24, 2012 for commencement of trial.
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
15th July, 2012.