EFCC arraigns ex-vice chancellor for fraud

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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned a dilapidated vice-chancellor of the Federal College Gusau on 5 counts of fraud along side obtaining money by fraudulent pretence and forgery.

Magaji Garba, a professor, used to be arraigned before a assume of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Court, Jabi, Abuja, Maryam Hassan-Aliyu, a assertion by the anti-corruption agency acknowledged.

EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who signed the assertion, acknowledged Mr Garba is being accused of extorting about N260 million from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing of the college

One in every of the offences, in step with Mr Uwujaren, is opposite to part 1 (1) (a) and punishable beneath part 1 (3) of the Attain Rate Fraud and Totally different Fraud Connected Offences Act, 2006.

Depend two is quoted as reading, “That you, Professor Magaji Garba, whilst being the Vice Chancellor, Federal College, Gusau on or referring to the 15th of Could additionally, 2019 in Abuja all via the jurisdiction of the Excessive Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja with intent to defraud received the sum of N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira) from Alhaji Shehu Umar Sambo, Managing Director/Chief Govt Officer of Ministaco Nigeria Tiny, a contractor executing the attain of the Wide Convocation Square of the Federal College, Gusau beneath the fraudulent pretence of awarding a mission for the perimeter wall fencing of the College valued on the total sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (Three Billion Naira) which representation/pretense you knew to be fraudulent”.

The count reads, “That you, Professor Magji Garba, whilst being the Vice Chancellor, Federal College, Gusau on or referring to the 1st August, 2019 in Abuja all via the jurisdiction of the Excessive Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with intent to defraud received the sum of N150,000,000.00 (One Hundred and fifty Million Naira from Alhaji Shehu Umar Sambo, Managing Director/Chief Govt officer of Ministaco Nigeria Tiny, a contract executing the attain of the Wide Convocation Square on the Federal College, Gusau beneath the fraudulent presence of awarding a mission for the perimeter wall fencing of the College valued on the total sum of N3,000,000,000.00 (Three Billion Naira), which representation/pretense you knew to be fraudulent”

The defendant pleaded “no longer guilty” to all 5 charges when the costs were read to him.

EFCC’s authorized helpful, Sylvanus Tahir, then requested for a trial date, and requested that the defendant be remanded in jail custody.

But the defence counsel, R. Usman, utilized for the bail of his consumer. The utility used to be, nonetheless, antagonistic by the prosecuting counsel on the bottom that he used to be handiest served at about 10: 33 a.m. on Tuesday.

The assume then adjourned the topic except Thursday for hearing of the bail utility and remanded the defendant in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Beforehand a lecturer in the Pharmacy Division of the Ahmadu Bello College (ABU), Zaria, Mr Garba used to be appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the vice-chancellor of the Federal College, Gusau, in February 2016.

Mr Gusau handed over after concluding his 5-one year tenure in February this one year.


As a lecturer at ABU, Mr Garba, a researcher in phytomedicine, taught pharmaceutical diagnosis to both graduates and undergraduates.

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