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Alleged N260m Fraud: EFCC rests case after fifth glimpse testifies towards ex-VC

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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed its case of alleged N260 million fraud towards a primitive Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara Remark, Magaji Garba, on the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory, in Jabi, Abuja, on Tuesday.EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, rested the prosecution’s case after the fifth prosecution witnesses, Mathias Hamawa, an inspector and investigative officer with the EFCC, carried out testifying and was as soon as execrable-examined by the defence.The defendant was as soon as intended to birth his defence on the next court docket cases, however the EFCC neatly-known in a observation issued in regards to the court docket cases on Tuesday that the defence opted to file a no-case price.Opting to file a no-case submission implies that he would be asking the court docket to push aside the case on the grounds that the evidence adduced by the EFCC allegedly did no longer hyperlink him to the alleged offences.PREMIUM TIMES had reported that Mr Garba, a professor, was as soon as arraigned before a decide of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive, Jabi, Abuja, Maryam Hassan-Aliyu.Mr Garba is 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.No doubt one of the well-known offences, per Mr Uwujaren, is mentioned to be opposite to fragment 1 (1) (a) and punishable beneath fragment 1 (3) of the Come Price Fraud and Other Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006. Mr Garba denied the entire five charges as he pleaded no longer guilty to all of them during his arraignment in October.Testifying because the fifth prosecution glimpse on Tuesday, Mr Hamawa, who was as soon as part of the EFCC’s team that investigated the case, advised the court docket that ceaselessly in 2018, the defendant promised to award the complainant, a parameter wall fencing contract of Federal University, Gusau within the sum N3 billion.He then reportedly demanded N250 million from the complainant through a third occasion, Aliyu Burka an engineer and a procurement officer of the college.The glimpse extra advised the court docket that the buck same of N250 million was as soon as given to the defendant, EFCC mentioned in a observation issued by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.The decide adjourned the topic till February 10, 2022.Study EFCC’s observation in stout:EFCC Press InitiatingAlleged N260m Fraud: EFCC Items One other Test up on, Closes Case towards Ex-VCThe Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, presented the fifth prosecution witnesses, within the continuing trial of Professor Magaji Garba, primitive Vice Chancellor, Federal University Gusau, before Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Court docket, Jabi, Abuja on a five rely payment, bordering on acquiring money by inaccurate pretense and forgery to the tune of over N260m.The defendant allegedly extorted varied sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3 billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing of the University.The offence is opposite to fragment 1 (1) (a) and punishable beneath fragment 1 (3) of the Come Price Fraud and Other Fraud Associated Offenses Act, 2006.At on the present time’s sitting, the glimpse, an investigating officer with the Commission, Inspector Mathias Hamawa who was as soon as part of the team that investigated the case, advised the Court docket that someday in 2018, the defendant promised to award the complainant, a parameter wall fencing contract of Federal University, Gusau within the sum N3 billion, and demanded N250 million from the complainant through a third occasion, Engineer Aliyu Burka, a procurement officer of the University.ALSO READ: EFCC arrests suspected buck counterfeitersThe glimpse extra advised the court docket that the buck same of N250m was as soon as given to the defendant.“At that point my lord, no contract of any nature was as soon as given to Ministaco Nigeria Shrimp. Realizing that the tenure of the VC would elapse by February, 2021 and there was as soon as mild no signal of any contract coming through, the complainant, Alhaji Shehu Umar Sambo petitioned the EFCC,” he mentioned.Upon receiving the petition, he mentioned the EFCC swung into motion by contacting the University, Federal Ministry of Education, and Tertiary Education Trust Fund to settle whether or no longer they were responsive to the purported contract. All spoke back, denying files of the mentioned contract.The letters written to the many institutions of government were tendered in evidence and admitted as demonstrate 6a, 6b, and 6c.While execrable inspecting the glimpse, the defence counsel, S.M Imam sought to know the method grand the EFCC recovered from the defendant. “I can’t genuinely remember, but it surely is spherical N130m,” the glimpse mentioned.On the discontinue of the execrable examination, the prosecuting counsel, Sylvanus Tahir advised the court docket of his scheme to no longer name to any extent extra witnesses.The defence on their other hand, indicated its scheme to transfer a no case submission, arguing that the prosecution has did no longer do the ingredient of the offence to warrant his consumer opening his defence.Justice Aliyu adjourned the case tillFebruary 10, 2022.Wilson UwujarenHead, Media & Publicity14 December, 2021Pork up PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibilityPrecise journalism costs hundreds of money. 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