EFCC: Fake GLO Agent (Khalil Ahmed Bappah) Arraigned for Fraud

Khalil Ahmed Bappah, a self appointed agent to communications giant, Globacom has been arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Gombe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The accused was today docked before Justice Babatunde Quadri for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence in relation to a petition by one Yusra Ali Babakusa, a female student of the Bayero University, Kano.

Yusra alleged that sometime in April 2012, she was approached by Bappah, who posed as a GLO agent, promising he could help her become a GLO Ambassador through his contacts at Globacom. The accused subsequently obtained a total of N267, 000 (two hundred and sixty seven thousand naira) from her, ostensibly to facilitate the appointment.

Yusra stated that the accused person forwarded a code number to her with assurances that she would soon be called as one of the eventual winners and GLO ambassador and told her to prepare for an interview trip to GLO head office in Lagos.

To foreclose any suspicion, the accused told her the journey had been paid for by GLO (accommodation and return flight ticket).
On the day earmarked for the journey, Bappah prompted her to wait for him, but stopped answering her calls after a while and eventually switched off his phone. It was then she realised, she had been conned.

When a 4 – count charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty. The offences are contrary to and punishable under Sections 1(2) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

Justice Quadri ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned to April 28 and 29, 2014 for commencement of trial.

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