A file picture of Mohammad Yusuf.
A Deputy Director with the Sokoto State Scholarship Board (SSSB), Mohammad Yusuf, has been arraigned earlier than the State Excessive Courtroom in Sokoto.
Yusuf was arraigned earlier than Justice Muhammad Muhammad over alleged forgery on Thursday by the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC).
He was charged with three counts for allegedly signing and issuing cast scholarship sponsorship letters to a few college students who used the identical to safe entry visas to the UK from the British Excessive Fee in Abuja.
The offence is claimed to be opposite to and punishable underneath Part 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000.
ICPC’s prosecution counsel, Mashkur Salisu, advised the court docket that the accused, who’s serving because the Deputy Director in control of Worldwide Scholar Issues of the SSSB, intentionally made a false assertion to an officer of the British Excessive Fee by the deceptive paperwork.
In accordance with him, the offence additionally contravenes Part 25(1)(b) and punishable underneath Part 25(1)(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000.
One of many counts learn, “That you just Muhammad Buhari Yusuf on or concerning the month of September 2018 or thereabouts in Sokoto throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom with intent to trigger harm to the general public cast a scholarship sponsorship letter of the Sokoto State and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 348 and punishable underneath Part 349 of the Sokoto Penal Code of Regulation, 2019.”
The defendant, nonetheless, pleaded not responsible to all the fees most well-liked in opposition to him.
The defence counsels, Nuhu Aminu and Faruk Abdullahi, then prayed the court docket to grant bail to their consumer on liberal phrases.
Counsel to ICPC didn’t object to the bail utility.
He, nonetheless, urged that the court docket grant the bail with affordable sureties that will make sure the attendance of the accused at his trial.
Justice Muhammad, thereafter, granted the defendant bail within the sum of N100,000 and a surety who should be on Grade Stage 15 within the Sokoto State Civil Service with landed property.
He additionally adjourned the case till March 12 for the graduation of listening to.