The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 4,
2013, arraigned Madu Garba, a storekeeper with PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc
depot, Yola Adamawa State, before Justice Bilikisu B. Aliyu of the
Federal High Court, Yola, on a 2-count charge for alleging defrauding
the company through fictitious invoicing to the tune of N8, 435,725.
His arraignment followed a petition by PZ.
Investigation revealed that Madu Garba used the invoice of two
distributors, Yalisco Electrical Services and Gassol and Sons Limited
to cover up some missing goods in PZ Cussons warehouse where he is
storekeeper, thereby defrauding his employers.
One of the charges reads: "That you Madu Garba, being a store keeper
at PZ Cussons Nigeria Limited, sometimes in September 2009 in Yola
Adamawa State, within the jurisdiction of this court, Federal High
Court of Nigeria, took several electronic goods worth N4,027,090 by
fraudulently using the account of Yalisco Electrical Services Limited,
a customer, without his knowledge and converted the goods for your own
use, thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 (1)of the
Criminal Code Act, Cap C38, laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
(LFN) 2004 and punishable under Section 390 (9) of the same Act".
Garba pleaded not guilty to the charge, a development which prompted
the prosecution counsel, Abubakar Aliyu, to ask for commencement of
trial. The court remanded the accused person in prison custody till
November 21, 2013 when trial will commence.
Head, Media and Publicity
4th November, 2013