Sunday, October 16, 2011

How Goje diverted N12.9bn, by EFCC ...Akala gets N500m bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes commission (EFCC) has filed charges against the former Gombe State Governor Muhammed Danjuma Goje for allegedly defrauding the state of the sum of N12. 9bn.
The former governor was alleged to have conspired with four others to steal the money earmarked for the development of the state.

Part of the 18 count-charge filed at the Federal High Court in Gombe alleged that Goje, between 2003 and 2011 while he was governor of Gombe State, conspired with others to conceal, disguise and convert N5bn state funds.
Goje allegedly conspired with one Alhaji Sabo Mohammed Tumu, a food supplier at the Gombe State government house, to conceal and divert tune sum of N1.9bn state funds.
He also conspired with  Alhaji Aliyu Ubadoma El-Nafaty, the state former Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board to divert and conceal N830m being property of the board, among others.
Goje also allegedly conspired with one S.M Dokoro, the proprietor of S.M Dokogo Gombe, to conceal and divert N242m State funds.
Similarly, the EFCC has charged the former Nasarawa State governor Aliyu Akwe Doma over allegations of misappropriating N14.1bn.
The 17 count charge to be filed on Tuesday, October 18 at a Federal High Court in Lafia alleged that Doma connived with nine others to siphon the state funds.
The others accused in the charges are: Timothy Anthony Anjide, Dauda Egwa, Aigbakhode John, Abdumumin Jibrin, Senator John Dangoyi, Sulieman Ibrahim, Incapint Nigeria Limited, Broswork Limited, and Green Forest Investment Limited.
Part of the charges reads that Aliyu Akwe Doma, Timothy Anthony Anjide and Dauda Egwa between January 2007 and December 2009 diverted the sum of N5bn.
Meanwhile, an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan has granted bail to former Oyo State Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, and two others – Senator Hosea Agboola and Mr. Femi Babalola – at N500m and N300m respectively.
The accused are standing trial on an 11-count charge of fraud and conspiracy preferred against them by the EFCC.

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