EFCC arraigns licensed splendid for allegedly pocketing client’s N107million


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a licensed splendid on prices of misappropriation of N107million intended for about 100 customers, a press liberate by the commission acknowledged Tuesday.

Gideon Ngwen, charged with three counts including criminal breach of belief and misappropriation, allegedly transformed to private use the judgment debt paid into his sage on behalf of the purchasers.

The customers, numbering about 100, had been acknowledged to be workers of the Plateau Articulate Radio Television Company (PRTVC) whose employment used to be unlawfully terminated by the Plateau Articulate Authorities.

EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who signed the commission’s assertion, acknowledged Mr Ngwen denied the prices when he used to be arraigned sooner than C. L. Dabup of Plateau Articulate High Court, Jos, on Monday.


Mr Ngwen used to be acknowledged to include served as a licensed splendid to the about 100 workers pro bono (freed from payment) in prosecuting two suits they filed on the Nationwide Industrial Court, Jos Division, in opposition to the Plateau Articulate Authorities to sing the unlawful termination of their employment.

The workers acknowledged that at some level of the course of the trial in the suits: in Swimsuit No. NICN/JOS/25/2014 and NICN/JOS/28/2016 filed in 2014 and 2016, respectively, parties entered into a consent judgement and it used to be agreed that N181, 890, 402. 66 be paid to all 100 workers thru the sage of the defendant domiciled in United Financial institution for Africa.


In step with EFCC, the workers alleged that to their dismay, they realized that the sum of N107million, which had been paid into the defendant’s United Financial institution for Africa Financial institution sage, had been transformed by him for private use.

‘No longer responsible’

Depend one among the prices in opposition to the licensed splendid reads: “That you, Gideon Ngwen (buying and selling below the name and form of Gideon Ngwen & Co.) between 21st September, 2017 and 8th July, 2018 at Jos, Plateau Articulate within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, transformed to your individual use the sum of N67, 540, 129. 57 (Sixty Seven Million, 5 Hundred and Forty Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty 9 Naira, Fifty Seven Kobo) which used to be entrusted to you by the Plateau Articulate Authorities as cost of arrears of salaries to David Musa Ayiki and 99 other workers of Plateau Articulate Radio Television Company (PRTVC).”

He pleaded no longer responsible to the prices.

In look of his plea, the prosecuting counsel, M. O. Tijani, requested for a date for trial to begin.

The defendant, who opted to stand for himself, didn’t object.

“I create no longer include any objection to the prosecution counsel applying for a trial date, I in actuality include software program for bail sooner than the court and I in actuality include also served the complainant,” he acknowledged.

The decide, C.L Dabup, granted the defendant bail with the condition that a member of the manager committee of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA) need to write a letter of enterprise to create him in court anytime for trial.

The topic used to be adjourned till 3 November for listening to.

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