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TETFUND Accountant, 2 others arraigned N623m contract scam

By News Express on 16/05/2017

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned the trio of Auwal Ibrahim, Principal Accountant, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Abuja; Wali Muktar Usman, Director of Works, Federal College of Education, Gombe, and Architect Yunusa Yakubu and his company Lubell Nigeria Limited and Archfirst Nigeria Limited, before Justice Sa’ad Muhammad of the Gombe State High Court on a 17 count charge bordering on conspiracy, contract scam, abuse of office and diversion of public funds.

The accused persons allegedly abused their positions by awarding inflated TETFUND contracts to companies in which they had interest or which belong to their cronies, and receiving gratification from contractors.

Ibrahim, the first accused allegedly received various sums of money as gratification from Yakubu for contract awarded to his company Lubell Nigeria Limited in Gombe State University.

Usman, the present Director of Works, Federal College of Education Gombe, is the sole signatory and promoter of Archfirst Nigeria Limited, a clear violation of public service regulation which forbids ownership of private businesses by serving public officers.

A number of transactions by the accused persons were also traced to the accounts of Murtala Salisu, the Acting Director of Works of Gombe State University, in different banks.

Count three of the charge reads: “That you, Auwal Ibrahim, being a public officer working at TETFUND in such capacity sometime in February 2015, on account of TETFUND contract, funded by your office and executed by Lubell Nigeria Limited at Gombe State University in Gombe, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did received for yourself monetary benefit of N143,122,174.02 (One Hundred and Forty Three Million, One Hundred and Twenty Two Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy Four Naira, Two Kobo) through First Bank Account No. 2026950260 belonging to Double Espresso Ltd, a limited liability company which you have interest therein from the said Lubell Nigeria Ltd  (contactor) thereby committed an offence contrary to and Punishable under Section 10 (i)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to them. In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Abubakar Aliyu, applied for a date for trial.

While adjourning the case to June 20, 2017 for trial,  Justice Muhammed also granted bail to all the accused persons in the  sum of N10m each and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must have landed property with Certificate of Occupancy within the jurisdiction of the court.

Source News Express

Posted 16/05/2017 01:03:01 AM

 

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