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Good News – Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Re-arraigns Ex-Minister, Bulama, Four Others Over N450Million Fraud

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Good News – The Maiduguri Zonal Notify of the Economic and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a broken-down Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama over fraud prices filed against him.He was once re-arraigned on Monday earlier than Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu of the Federal Excessive Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe Direct, on seven counts of prison conspiracy and cash laundering to the tune of N450 million (Four Hundred and Fifty Million Naira).EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, stated the pattern in a assertion made readily obtainable to SaharaReporters on Tuesday. Primarily based mostly on him, the ex-minister was once re-arraigned alongside a broken-down Commissioner for Constructed-in and Rural Trend in Yobe Direct, Mohammed Kadai, as neatly as three others namely Abba Gana Tata, Muhammad Mamu and Hassan Ibn Jaks.Bulama was once stated to believe allegedly obtained the stated sum from Diezani Alison-Madueke, a broken-down Minister of Petroleum Sources, to steer the outcome of the 2015 Presidential election as the Coordinator of broken-down President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 Re-election Campaign Committee in Yobe. Kadai was once deputy coordinator, whereas the opposite three defendants believe been members of the committee.Depend one of the prices reads, “That you just, Dr Abdu Bulama, Hon. Mohammed Kadai, Abbas Gana Tata, Muhammad Mamu And Hassan Ibn Jaks on or referring to the 27th day of March 2015 at Damaturu, Yobe Direct, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did agree among yourselves to enact an unlawful act, to wit: conspiracy to commit cash laundering and thereby dedicated an offence contrary to and punishable underneath Piece 18(a) of the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 as amended.”But in some unspecified time in the future of their arraignment, the defendants pleaded no longer responsible to the prices most well-liked against them by the EFCC.Upon their pleas, prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, requested the court docket for a trial date and to remand the defendants in a correctional centre pending the decision of the case.The lead counsel for the defendants, E. A. Adenitan, rapid the court docket that bail capabilities had been filed and served on the court docket and the prosecution. He, attributable to this truth, knowledgeable the court docket to confess the defendants to bail pending trial.Whereas opposing the bail capabilities of the defendants, Ali Ahmed prayed the court docket for an accelerated listening to, ‘‘pursuant to Piece 19 of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004.’’He, then again, stated the court docket must peaceable screech its discretion in favour of the defendants, including that the bail prerequisites ‘‘must peaceable be such that can guarantee their attendance in court docket repeatedly to face trial’’. In her ruling, Justice Aminu admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50 million every with two sureties in the sum of N25 million every.  The divulge held that the sureties would perchance well also be deepest businessmen or mavens in any discipline or occupation. The sureties must also submit to the Registrar of the Court their Tax Clearance Certificate for the closing two years.The court docket also held that the defendants shall deposit their passports, authentic/diplomatic passports or any global documents that they can screech to exit the nation, with the court docket.Aminu thereafter adjourned the topic till January 18, 19 and 20, 2022 for commencement of trial and ordered that the defendants be remanded in Potiskum Correctional Facility pending the fulfilment of their bail prerequisites.The defendants believe been first arraigned on Friday, May maybe well simply 29, 2018, earlier than Justice Hammada Isa Dashen of the Federal Excessive Court, Damaturu.

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