Lukuman Sani Waziri – former Accountant of the Finance Department of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital was remanded today at a Sokoto state court to prison custody, pending his bail application. This was a result of actions taken by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office on one count charge of obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of N249,984,847.62 (Two hundred and forty nine million, nine hundred and eighty four thousand, eight hundred and forty seven naira, sixty two kobo) who in turn pleaded NOT GUILTY when the allegation was was read to him.
In view of this, S.H Sa’ad – prosecution counsel, requested for a trial date and that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.
however, J. E Ochidi (SAN) of the defense counsel, let it be known to the court of a pending bail application for his client, pleading to the court to grant his requests.
Eventually, the prosecution objected to the request of the defense exclaiming it needed time to respond.
Finally, the justice in charge, Justice Dogodaji adjourned the case till 25th of March, 2021 for the hearing of the bail application then 7th of April, 2021 for trial
The defendant was later remanded into prison custody.