N3m land scam: EFCC charges man who allegedly defrauded in-law

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, arraigned Yakubu Musa before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, for alleged criminal misappropriation

He is accused of collecting N3million from one Thalmon Friday in 2014 for a plot of land at the Mahuta area in Kaduna State.

Musa allegedly diverted the money as the complainant, his in-law, neither got the land nor a refund.

The offence violates Section 308 of Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 1991 and punishable under Section 309.


The defendant pleaded “not guilty” after the charge was read to him in court.

Prosecution counsel, Maryam Lawal, requested a trial date. Defence counsel, Haruna Magaji, sought bail for his client.

Justice Khobo granted Musa bail in the sum of N2,000,000 with one surety in like sum.

The judge adjourned till March 21, 2022, for commencement of trial.