Alyassau Muhammad was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Hannatu Balogun of the Kaduna High Court today.
Muhammad is charged with two counts of collecting money under false pretenses.
The man was apprehended after intelligence was received about his alleged online scam.
Muhammad allegedly pretended to be a female Malaysian in order to persuade Nor Rahem Mohd Jani to pay money in foreign currency tranches.
EFCC investigations discovered that he had a Maybank account (named Hafizan Hamid).
Muhammad possessed three Malaysian WhatsApp numbers and was a member of a Malaysian-dominated Telegram group.
One of the countess claimed that he got RM16,300 (Malaysian Rinngit) from Jani in Kaduna between May and August 2021 after posing as Lady Aisha (a White Muslim lady).
The offense was penalized under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, as well as Section 1 (1) (a) of the same Act.
Muhammad has pled not guilty to the charges leveled against him. M. E. Eimonye, the prosecutor’s lawyer, sought the court to set a date for the trial to begin.
Abdulhakeem Audu, the defense lawyer, filed an application for bail, which Justice Balogun granted in the amount of N2 million with two sureties.
One must be a Kaduna civil servant with a valid identification card, and the other must own a landed property in the state.
The case was postponed until September 29, 2021, by the judge.