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Court Registrar Arraigned for Diverting N3.8 Million and Forgery

Efcc arraigns Court Registral for stealing N3.8m and forgery
Efcc arraigns Court Registral for stealing N3.8m and forgery

In a recent development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought charges against Abubakar Garba Dandare, a former registrar of the Zamfara State Upper Sharia Court 1 Gusau.

Dandare stands accused of diverting N3.8 million belonging to the late businessman Alhaji Ladan Mada, and forging the signature of his next of kin, Aminu Mada, on the Court cash deposit register.

Dandare purportedly redirected N3,837,634.46, a retention fee from the Zamfara State Ministry of Finance meant for the family of late Alhaji Ladan Mada on December 4, 2012, while serving as the Registrar of Upper Sharia Court 1 in Samara Gusau, Zamfara State.

The EFCC, in a case registered as ZMJ/GS/13C/2024, also accuses Dandare of forging the signature of Aminu Mada on the Court Cash Deposit Register of the Upper Sharia Court 1, Samaru Gusau, Zamfara State, with the intent to misappropriate the sum of N3,837,634.46 belonging to the late Alhaji Mada.

The charges against Dandare include Criminal Breach of Trust, a violation of sections 311 of the Penal Code CAP 89 Laws of Northern Nigeria 1963, punishable under section 312 of the same law.

Dandare was arraigned before Justice Bello Shinkafi of the Zamfara State High Court sitting in Gusau. The case underscores the EFCC’s commitment to combating corruption and ensuring that perpetrators are brought to justice.

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