EFCC arrests varsity VC over N260 million contract scam

Posted by News Express | 1 February 2021 | 1,135 times

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By MATTHEW OGUNE, Abuja

The vice chancellor of Federal University, Gusau, Professor Magaji Garba is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

He was detained by the anti-graft agency on Thursday January 28 after he honoured an invitation in relation to his involvement in a case of abuse of office, corrupt practices and contract scam.

A competent source at the anti- graft agency disclosed that the had fraudulently obtained the sum of Two Hundred and Sixty Million Naira (N260, 000,000) from a contractor, Alhaji Shehu Sambo, owner of Ministaco Nigeria Limited, on the pretext that the University was going to award his company a contract worth N3, 000,000,000 (Three Billion Naira) for the construction of perimeter Wall Fence around the institution which never materialised in 2018.

The VC is still being grilled by investigators of the EFCC, who are interested in knowing what happened to the money.

Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest but did not give further details at the time of filing this report. (The Guardian)


Source: News Express

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