Former Niger state governor re-arraigned for fraud

Former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, has been re-arraigned by the EFCC before Justice Mikailu Abdullahi for fraud.

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Babangida Aliyu, Umar Nasko and Tanko Beji are facing a seven-count charge of fraud to the tune of over N2 billion.

One of the charges reads in part:

“That you, Tanko Beji, sometime between 1st January, 2011 and 31st May, 2011 in Minna within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, abetted the commission of criminal breach of trust by intentionally aiding Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, the former governor (also known as Chief Servant) of Niger State to dishonestly convert to his own use the sum of N937,110,500 which was withdrawn from Niger State Government House Security Account”.

They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. Ayodele Olajide, SAN, counsel for Aliyu, thereafter applied for the bail of his client urging the trial judge to allow Aliyu continue with the bail previously granted him by the former judge.

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Justice Abdullahi granted their prayers and adjourned to February 21 and 22, 2019 for “mention”. It will be recalled that Aliyu, his then Chief of Staff, Nasko and Beji, a former deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party were initially arraigned before Justice Aliyu Maiyaki in 2017 for the charges.

34 Comments

  1. My pain in all this thing is that they keep catching people who eat Nigeria money,and alot of money is been recover,what have be done with the recover Money nothing, everyday you people still say no money in Nigeria, the mass are dying of hungry.this is a great wickedness.

  2. If dey say he is corrupt den no problem I accept by d way he is nt d only corrupt person in Nigeria as far as am concerned all leaders in Nigeria re corrupt including d president, dis governor did a very good job while he was on seat unlike d present one dey shud let d man go pls since dey have collected d money already

  3. EFCC seems to be know for only arraignment, I’m waiting to court number of persons that has duely convicted and jailed

  4. Only 2billion? That one no plenty nau. Can it be compared to what Amechhi and Oshomole has stolen?

  5. This EFCC agent only knows how to arraign people in court b but never have I heard that anyone is Jake’s for corruption or are they bribed themselves?

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