Adamawa Native Doctor Arraigned Over Contract To Print Fake N500 Five Million For Businessman
A native doctor who still uses the religious title “Alhaji”, Bala has been arraigned in an Adamawa court for allegedly printing fake naira notes.
Herbalist Bala was said to have been arrested after allegedly duping Salisu Adamu who is a businessman the sum of N1.3 million under the pretence of printing N500 million for him to expand his business. The herbalist reportedly received the N1.3 million to purchase animals for sacrifice on the counterfeit, to prevent the money from being discovered as fake when spent.
Another businessman, Ado Mohammed of Sabon Layi in Gombi town in the Gombi Local Government Area was said to have been the one who introduced Salisu to Bala
Adamu was said to have informed Mohammed about his desire to get rich, promising to pay any price.
After Ado Mohammed told Salisu about the herbalist, the two agreed on a date to visit the native doctor. On the agreed date, Ado compelled the herbalist to print counterfeited N500 million for him.
“After agreeing to pay me the sum of N1.3 million, I took him on a tour of my operating room where he saw a drum filled with N1,000 denomination of fake currency; I assured him I’ll get to work immediately to print his N500 million.
“But I couldn’t deliver as promised, leading to a hide and seek’ game between me and him,” the herbalist narrated.
This offence is contrary to sections 60 and 317 of the penal code law of Adamawa State, as it involves money counterfeiting, money laundering and obtaining by false pretense.
Alhaji Bala was apprehended following a complaint lodged by Salisu Adamu at a police station in Adamawa. Currently, Bala, who is charged before a Chief Magistrate Court in Yola, has pleaded guilty to the charge against him.
The judge, Muhammed Abdullahi Digil, has ordered that the Herbalist Bala be remanded in prison custody and the case has subsequently adjourned been to March 30, 2022.
Source: Sahara Reporters, New York