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Man remanded over alleged forgery of bank cheque in Kaduna

A 36-year old man, has been remanded over alleged forgery of a bank cheque with the aim of withdrawing N350,000.

He was remanded by a Kaduna Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Ibrahim Emmanuel, the Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, gave the directive after Insp. Chidi Leo, the prosecutor, persuaded the court to remand the man as investigation was ongoing.

The Magistrate has adjourned the matter until Nov. 26, for hearing.

The defendant, who lives at Kano Road in Kaduna, currently faces a five-count charge of forgery, conspiracy, false pretences and fraud.

Leo has made an allegation that the defendant carried out the offences on October 13 at Unity Bank, Independence Way, Kaduna.

He said the defendant, with two other persons still at large, made a conspiracy to carry out the felony by illegally taking away one slip of Unity Bank cheque, with an account name, William David .

“The defendant fraudulently procured the execution of valuable security to withdraw the sum of N350,000 from the account of William David,” the prosecutor said.

Leo further said that the defendant was apprehended while trying to make the transaction when the person who owns the account was called.

When the case was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The offences were in contravention of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.

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