- A former chief of presidential amnesty programme, Tarelah Paul Boroh, has been arraigned by the EFCC
- Boroh was arraigned over embezzlement of the sum of N974,768,466, although he denied the charges
- Moreover, the EFCC arraigned one Hanafi Musa Moriki before a high court in Abuja for stealing the sum of $1,914,000
A former presidential amnesty programme boss, Brigadier General Tarelah Paul Boroh (retd) and Hanafi Musa Moriki were on Thursday, October 3, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja.
The EFCC arraigned the first and second defendants on a nine-count charge bordering on theft of N974,768,466 and $1,914,000 respectively, both of them denied the charges.
Following the not-guilty pleas of the accused, their lawyers prayed the court presided over by Justice O. O. Goodluck to grant them bail, a move which was opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Aisha A.T Habib.
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However, Justice Goodluck granted the first and second defendants bail terms of N2 million and N20 million.
Added to their bail terms, Boroh and Moriki were ordered to submit their international passports with the court and give two sureties not below the level of assistant director in the federal civil service.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the presidential amnesty programme had questioned by the Niger Delta Transparency and Accountability Movement following allegations of mismanagement.
The group based in Rivers state forwarded its petition against the programme to the EFCC on Wednesday, October 3.
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