Benue State: EFCC Arraigns BESIEC Boss, 8 Others for Alleged N500m Fraud

Benue State: EFCC Arraigns BESIEC Boss, 8 Others for Alleged N500m Fraud

  • A top official in Benue state has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • Loko Tersoo Joseph and eight others were accused by the anti-corruption commission of involving in financial fraud to the tune of N500 million
  • Meanwhile, they have been admitted to bail in the sum of N10 million each with one surety in like sum

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The chairman, Benue state Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Dr. Loko Tersoo Joseph is in trouble over his involvement in fraudulent activities.

Joseph alongside eight other people have been arraigned over alleged financial fraud of N500 million, the EFCC posted on Facebook.

They were arraigned by the Makurdi zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court in Makurdi, Benue state.

BESIEC boss and eight others have been arrained for alleged N500m fraud
EFCC has arraigned BESIEC boss for alleged N500m fraud. Photo: EFCC
Source: UGC

Those arraigned with him were Serki Mtomba Manaseh (secretary), Akange Akula(Treasurer) and five other members/commissioners, Abe Aboyi Augustine, Donald Kertyo, Agber Aondona Emmanuel, Sunday Agbaji, and Ekoja Daniel.

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Meanwhile, they have pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges.

Justice Dogo admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N10 million each with one surety in like sum.

Benue govt demolishes two buildings belonging to the state's most wanted kidnapper

In another report, the most wanted bandit and kidnapper in Benue state, Cephas Shekere aka Azonto will now be without two of his houses in Makurdi, the state capital.

This follows the decision of the state government to demolish two buildings allegedly belonging to him at separate locations in Makurdi.

The state's law on anti-kidnapping prescribed among others, demolition of any property used as kidnappers den and haven for other violent crime activities in the state.

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In another report, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said Nigerians are dissatisfied with the federal government because it has failed to decisively address the attacks by herdsmen.

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Ortom made the statement on Thursday, June 17, during his speech at the 2021 law week of the Nigerian Bar Association (MBA) in Makurdi, Benue state. The governor stated that the herdsmen issue has caused the public trust in the presidency to erode.

He stated that there is a growing perception that the federal government is encouraging the activities of the herdsmen by its actions and inaction.

Source: Legit

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