Fatima Mohammed Suleiman and her company, Jamila Multilink Logistics Services Limited, have been charged with diverting over N100 million by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The defendant was charged with one-count criminal breach of trust and diversion before Justice Samira Umar Bature of the FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja.
Suleiman was entrusted with the sum for the purchase of US dollars on or about October 23, 2020, in Abuja, according to the EFCC.
She is accused of converting N100,006,850 for her own use, in violation of Section 311 of the Panel Code Act, Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 2004, which is penalized under Section 312 of the same Act.
When the charge was read to her, she pleaded not guilty.
Christopher Mshelia, the prosecutor, requested a trial date and the defendant’s remand in a penitentiary facility.
However, defense attorney M. Oiji informed the court that the defendant had applied for bail.
Fatima Suleiman was remanded at Suleja Correctional Center by Justice Bature, who delayed the case to April 13.