Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has dragged Kano based legal practitioner Barrister Dalhatu Shehu to court over alleged presentation of fake payment receipt
The Acting Executive Chairman of the Commission, Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe, disclosed this to Journalists.
He revealed that the Commission was initially received complaint from some indigenes of the state concerning the issue of their inheritance which they have not been paid
The head of the Anti-graft Agency maintained that the matter was decided in the court and it gives a judgment in favor of the complainants and ordered that the money be paid to the chamber of Nasir Dangiri a Senior Advocate of Nigeria ( SAN)
Barrister Balarabe further revealed that some of the Orphans that were involved in the case, has been paid, while others has not received their share, hence the decision to file a complaint to Kano Anti-Graft Agency
The Legal practitioner pointed out that, during the investigation, officials of the Commission uncovered that, Barrister Dalhatu Shehu Usman has received N1.5m from his client, and failed to deposit such amount to the chamber that was handling the case as ordered by the court
He also highlighted that while the case was ongoing at the Commission, Barrister Dalhatu Shehu Usman presented a receipt that shows he has paid such amount to the chamber, and according to him investigation conducted bby the Agency revealed that the receipt was forged
The head of the Anti-Graft Agency said the chamber has also confirmed to the Commission that they did not issue that receipt to him, testifying that it was fake.
Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe stressed that, Anti-Corruption outfit will not fold its arms to allow such bad eggs to tarnish the image of noble profession.
Justice Watch News recalls that Barrister Dalhatu was arraigned before Kano Chief Magistrate Court presided over by Muhammmad Jibril on the allegations of forgery and breach of trust.
Upon his arraignment, Dalhatu pleaded not guilty to the charge slam against him
His Counsel, Barrister Mujiburrahman prayed the court to grant bail in favour of his client, saying he will not jump bail and he is still innocent until prove his offence by the prosecution.
Consquently, Chief Magistrate Jibril admitted the Defendant to bail on N1m bond with 2 reliable sureties.
” The two reliable sureties shall present to the court Certificate of Occupancy ( C of O) of their residences located within Kano municipality.
The Court fixed 16th September, 2021 for further mention