NAN – A Gusau Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, December 11, 2015 remanded one Pius Dauda, a businessman in prison custody for allegedly issuing a dud cheque.
Dauda, the Director of Lystra Construction Company, Kaduna, who resides at No. 18, Birni Gwari Road, Romi Town, Kaduna, allegedly committed the offence on November 5, 2014.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Theophilus Danjuma told the court that the matter was reported to the Tudunwada Police Station, Gusau on June 23, 2014, by one Mark Friday.
According to Danjuma, the complainant said that one Gambo Musa of Kawo, Kaduna collected 90 tonnes of asphalt from him for delivery to Dauda, who promised him immediate payment.
The prosecutor said that when the complainant demanded the money from Musa, he told him that he was on his way to the bank to deposit N1.6 million into his account as agreed.
He however said that it later turned out that the cheque which Dauda issued to Musa was a dud cheque.
The prosecutor said that the accused person confirmed receiving the asphalt and issued the dud Eco-Bank cheque No-0063725165 for the said amount to be cashed on Nov. 5, 2014.
He said that the cheque was dishonoured on the ground of insufficient fund in the accused account with the bank.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 1 and 2 of Dishonoured Cheques Act.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Chief Magistrate Bello Kucheri, ordered his remand in prison and adjourned the case till Dec. 22, for further mention.