The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday arraigned a medical supplier, Sunday Ekele.
Ekele was arraigned for criminal breach of trust and misappropriation to the tune of N2.9m.
This was disclosed on the X handle of the commission on Tuesday.
According to the commission, Ekele was arrested based on the claims of a petitioner alleging that sometime in January 2020, the defendant entered into an agreement to market some pharmaceutical products worth N2.9m but failed to remit payment after the products were supplied and efforts to recover the sum or products proved abortive.
He was arraigned before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, sitting in Kaduna on one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation.
The charge read, “That you, Ekele Sunday sometime in January, 2020 in Kaduna within the Kaduna Judicial Division of the High Court being entrusted with property worth N2,930,029 by one Ayobami Oyeleye for the supply of pharmaceutical products which you sold and dishonestly misappropriated the money to your own use in violation of legal contract which you made in regard to the said sum and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 293 of the Penal Code Law of Kaduna State and punishable under Section 293 of the same Law”.
The suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges when it was read to him.
The statement added, “Khobo adjourned the matter till January 25, 2024 for hearing”.