A 57-year-old man, Shinya Ellah, was yesterday arraigned
Prosecuting Corporal Hamen Donald told the court that Mr Moses Adie reported the matter at ‘A’ Police Division, Mararaba, on August 24, about 9.50 am, on behalf of the church.
“In February, the Defendant agreed to sell a plot of land to the church at the rate of N4 million in which the church paid one million as first instalment into the defendant’s account.
“The church, having paid the first instalment, the defendant absconded to an unknown destination with the money without notifying the church until he was traced through tracking and arrested,’’ Donald said.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, the judge, granted the defendant N100,000 bail with one surety.
Shekarau said the surety should present two of his passport photographs and must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the case till January 16.