Ex-Vice Chancellor, Bursar of ABU Zaria Docked for Alleged N1bn Fraud
- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finally arraigned the embattled former vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- He was arraigned alongside his accomplice, the former bursar, for the alleged diversion of N1 billion
- It was gathered that the duo pleaded not guilty at the dock and were both granted bail for N5 million each, among other conditions
Kaduna, Kaduna - The embattled former vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Ibrahim Garba, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Kaduna Federal High Court.
According to a statement issued by the EFCC and sighted by Legit.ng Prof Garba was arraigned alongside the former bursar of the institution, Mr Ibrahim Shehu Usman, on Wednesday, March 29.
The duo were arraigned before Justice R.M Aikawa for an alleged N1 billion money laundering case and would face a nine-count charge.
As contained in the statement, the duo were accused of diverting the monies from the numerous account of the school.
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It was confirmed that the monies were meant to rehabilitate the Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria.
However, while at the dock before Justice Aikawa, the duo pleaded not guilty to the allegations levelled against them.
In response to their plea, the prosecuting counsel, Jamil Musa, prayed to Justice Aikawa to remand the duo to prison pending the commencement of the actual trial.
Countering the prayer of the prosecuting counsel, the defendants of the duo appealed to the court set their client free on bail terms.
Court grants ex-VC, bursar bail
Meanwhile, the presiding Justice Aikawa granted the bail term on the premise that the accused pay the sum of N5 million naira each as a bail condition.
Similarly, Justice Aikawa urged the accused to produce one surety each in like sum and must all be level 15 and above in the civil service.
They were also mandated by the court to submit their international passports and were also ordered to report to the EFCC's office every first Monday of the month until the court rule otherwise.
Justice Aikawa adjourned the case till June 20 and 21 for a hearing.
ICPC Arraigns Former JAMB Boss, 4 Children Over Alleged N5bn Fraud
In another development, a fresh update about the embattled former registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Dibu Ojerinde, has been released.
Recall that Prof Ojerinde, after the conclusion of court proceedings on his alleged N5bn fraud case, was apprehended by operatives of the ICPC.
However, the ICPC has successfully arraigned Prof Ojerinde alongside his four children for alleged money laundering.