EFCC Arraigns ‘Dan China’ for N23.4m Scam

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Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned one Abdullahi Adamu Usman, acknowledged and known as “Dan China” alongside his company, Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, before Justice Yakubu Dakwak of the High Court of Plateau State (Court 2), Jos, Plateau State.

Usman was docked on a two-count amended charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N23, 431,000.00.

The Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Thursday that the accused, who claimed to own a functional mining site, allegedly obtained the money from the complainant, Olajide Olaleye, Managing Director, TTMW Services Nigeria Limited, for the supply of Iryon ore and zinc ore.

However, Uwujaren said, the accused allegedly became evasive after receiving the money from the complainant.

The charge read: “That you Abdullahi Adamu Usman, aka Dan China, being the Director of Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, Solid Unit Nigeria Limited, and Yusuf Ali (still at large) sometime in June, 2011 within the jurisdiction of the High Court of Plateau State did conspire among yourself to commit an unlawful act to wit: obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006”.

The suspect, he said, pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.

Further details later