EFCC arraigns baker in Sokoto for allegedly defrauding FG of N8.5m cassava bread fund

EFCC arraigns baker in Sokoto for allegedly defrauding FG of N8.5m cassava bread fund

- EFCC has arrested a Sokoto-based baker, Abdurazak Adamu, over an alleged fraud

- Adamu was said to have defrauded FG of N8.5 million cassava bread fund

- The anti-graft agency said the amount was the debt that was accrued from the un-repaid loan of over N13.2 million to Adamu from BoI

Following its efforts to flush out corruption from every nook and cranny of Nigeria, the Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has nabbed a Sokoto-based baker, Abdurazak Adamu, over alleged fraud.

Legit.ng reports that the suspect was arraigned on Tuesday, January 28, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the state high court 7, in Sokoto state.

In a statement published on its Facebook page on Wednesday, January 29, the anti-graft agency said that the defendant was docked on a one-count charge of criminal breach of trust to the tune of N8,548, 140.80 (Eight million, five hundred and forty-eight thousand, one hundred and forty Naira, eighty kobo).

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The EFCC noted that the amount was the debt that was accrued from the un-repaid loan of over N13.2million to Adamu from Bank of Industry (BoI) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FAM & RD).

The statement read: "The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, arraigned a Sokoto-based baker, Abdurazak Adamu, before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the state high court 7, Sokoto state.

"The defendant was docked on a one-count charge of criminal breach of trust to the tune of N8,548, 140.80 (eight million, five hundred and forty-eight thousand, one hundred and forty Naira, eighty Kobo), being debt that accrued from un-repaid loan of over N13.2million to him from Bank of Industry (BoI) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FAM & RD) for baking of cassava bread."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that EFCC arrested two suspected electoral criminals for their involvement in vote-buying during the federal House of the Representatives rerun election in Ogun state, on Saturday, January 25.

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It was reported that the anti-graft agency made this known on its Facebook page on Monday, January 27.

It was revealed that the suspects, one Alaga Segun and Bamidele Falegan, who claimed to be agents of a prominent opposition party in the state (name withheld) were arrested at the Odomowo Oko polling unit in the Ijebu Ode area of the state.

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