The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on June 19, 2017 arraigned one Sulaiman Musa, before Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of the Edo State High court sitting in
Benin on a 4 count charge bordering on intent to defraud, Stealing and conspiracy to commit felony contrary to Section 467 of the Criminal Code csp C21 ,Vol.1 laws of Edo State of Nigeria, 2006 Musa a former staff of Dangote Cement Plc was said to have sometime in January2017 in Benin conspired with one Mustapha (still at large) and one Muhammed (still at
large) to steal 900 bags of cement , and rims valued at over N4million.
One of the charges reads:” that you Sulaiman Musa , one Mustapha ( still at large)and one Mohammed ( still at large) sometime in January 2017 in Benin within the jurisdiction of this Honorable court , with the intent to defraud stole a trailer load of cement valued at N2, 001,500.00, property of Dangote Cement Plc”.
When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty. Consequently, the prosecution counsel Murtala Saidu Usman asked the court to fix a date for trial and to remand the
defendant in prison custody.
However, the defense pleaded with the court to grant his clients bail as he has been on administrative bail.
After listening to all the arguments, justice Ohimai adjoined to July 17, 18 and 19, 2017
For commencement of trial and ordered the defendant be remanded on Oko prison custody
Wilson Uwujaren Head,Media & Publicity 20th June, 2017