ABUBAKAR DATTI YAHAYA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were arraigned before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja on two count charges, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The charges are:-
"That you Hajiya Binta Kuraye and Umita Construction and Supply Company Ltd on or about the 22nd of March 2012, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory with intent to defraud did issue a GTBank cheque No. 00000090 dated the 22nd March 2012 for the sum of ₦9,000,000.00 to one Claire Uzoamaka Arinze which cheque on presentation was dishonoured for lack of sufficient funds in the account and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(b) of the Dishonoured Cheques (Offences) Act Cap D11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under section 1(1)(i) of the same Act.
That you Hajiya Binta Kuraye and Umita Construction and supply Company Ltd on or about the 22nd of…