A cleric has been arraigned before a Kano senior magistrate court sitting in Nomans –Land for allegedly conspiring with one of his faithful and stealing $100,000 from a businessman resident in Nasarawa Quarters.
Police prosecutor, sergeant Haziel Ledapwa, said the cleric named Sayyadi Hassan Muhammad of Unguwa-Uku Quarters spurred his student, Mukaila Ibrahim, 37, of Nasarawa GRA, to steal the equivalent of N20 million from his employer.
The accused persons had however denied the allegation levied against them.
The prosecutor said: “Mallam Sayyadi Muhammad of Unguwa Uku Quarters, Kano, a selfacclaimed Islamic scholar induced a domestic servant, Mukaila Ibrahim aged 37years of Nassarawa GRA Kano, to steal the sum of $100,000, the equivalent of N20 million from his employer. After the deal was done, the Mallam gave the sum of N6 million to the said Mukaila and converted the balance to himself.
“The Mallam used his loot for the following: to buy a Honda Civic valued at N850,000; a tricycle valued at N430,000; a Mercedes Benz valued at N1.6 million; rented a shop at Kantin Kwari Market for N1.5 million, bought textile materials valued at N1,650 and cash sum of N432,100.
“Mukaila bought a plot of land built at Hotoro area valued at N2,165,200; a Golf automobile valued at N550,000; Zongshen motorcycle for N135,000; bought a fridge, television set, decoder and gas cooker. One Habibu was given the sum of N90,000.”
The accused persons denied the allegations levied against them.
Senior magistrate, Ahmed Hassan Fagge, ordered that the suspects be released on bail, and adjourned the matter to November 25 for further mention.