IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE OF KADUNA STATE OF NIGERIA
IN THE KADUNA JUDICIAL DIVISION
HOLDEN AT COURT 6 KADUNA
DELIVERED THIS 7TH DAY OF MARCH 2017

BEFORE THE HON: JUSTICE M:T:M ALIYU

SUIT NO: KDH/KAD/EFCC/13

BETWEEN
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

____________________ COMPLAINANT

VS
ALHAJI ABDURRASHEED HARUNA

____________________ DEFENDANT

Accused in Court
Aishatu Ibrahim prosecuting
A Buhari for Accused

RULING DELIVERED ON 07/03/2017
The accused person is standing trial on a two-count charge of cheating. The charge reads:
1. That you ALHAJI ABDULRAHEED HARUNA on or about the 29th of October, 2010 in Kaduna
within the judicial division of the High Court of Justice of Kaduna state dishonestly issued a
Spring Bank Cheque No. 14072636 dated 29th of October, 2010 in the sum of 9,000,000.00
(Nine Million Naira only) to Abel Akala by deceiving him to believe that the said cheque will
be honoured upon presentation which you knew to be false and thereby committed an
offence contrary to Section 320(b) and punishable under section 322 of the Penal Code.
2. That you ALHAJI ABDULRASHEED HARUNA on or about the 29th of October, 2010 in Kaduna
within the Judicial Division of the High Court of Justice of Kaduna State dishonestly issued a
spring bank cheque No. 14072637 dated 29th of October 2010 in the sum of N7,000,000 (seven
million) naira to Abel Akala by deceiving him to believe that the said cheque would be
honoured upon presentation which you knew to be false and hereby committed an offence
contrary to section 320(b) and punishable under section 322 of the penal code.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to both counts. In the effort to prove the guilt of the accused
person, the prosecution called three witnesses. After the prosecution has closed his case, the learned
counsel for the accused person indicated that he will be applying for a no case submission. Counsel
on both sides agreed to file written submission. The accused’s address of no case submission was filed

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