33-year-old painter arraigned for breach of trust

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BY ABDULGAFAR OLADIMEJI, KANO

A painter, Mansur Ahmed, 33, has been arraigned before a Kano Upper Shariah Court over alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecution told the court that the painter was paid N3 million by a contractor for the painting of a facility located within Kano metropolis but he failed to fulfill the contractual terms agreed to by both parties.

The painter was alleged to have converted the money to personal use instead of doing the job.

The charge against him read that the painter acted in a manner that resulted in criminal breach of trust and cheating.

However, the accused person dismissed the allegations leveled against him in court.

The defence counsel, M.K. Mustapha, noted that the court lacked the powers to entertain the case.

He further said that the defendant had secured an interim injunction from the state high court ordering the prosecution and the nominal complainant to both stay from further action on the matter pending the determination of the substantive suit challenging the matter.

Presiding judge, Ismaila Kofar Naisa, adjourned the matter to November 10, 2021 for continuation.