Suspect opts for plea bargain over issuance of N36m dud cheque

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The trial of Olarewaju Yusuf continued on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 before Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court, sitting in Sokoto. He is facing prosecution by the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheques, criminal breach of trust and intent to cheat to the tune of N36million.

Olarewaju Yusuf trouble began when the Kaduna zonal office of the commission received a petition by one Tunde Akinola against him for an alleged criminal breach of trust.

At the resume hearing Wednesday, prosecution counsel S.H.Sa’ad informed the court of the decision of the defendant and his counsel, G.O.Owadia to opt for a plea bargain. This was confirmed by the defence counsel, who pleaded with the court for a short adjournment to enable him work out the terms with the prosecution.

Justice Bello adjourned the case until December 10, 2019 for hearing on the plea bargain agreement.

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