EFCC Re-arraigns Ex-gov Babangida for Alleged Diversion of N4.5bn
Barely five days after they were discharged by a Minna high court in Niger state of corruption charges, former Niger state governor Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Chief of staff government house during Aliyu’s administration, Alhaji Mohammad Umar
Nasko and the state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Tanko Beji are to be re-araingned before the same court.
In discharging the trio last Monday February 10, Justice Mukhailu Abdulahi discharged the trio last Monday for lack of diligent prosecution of the alleged N2billion ecological fund diversion after the trial had lasted three years.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission however relisted the case before the same Justice Mukhailu Abdullahi, yesterday.
They are now to face a three count charge of conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and diversion of public funds amounting to N4.5 billion.
The anti graft body has therefore asked the court to relist the case for continuation of hearing.
After reviewing the motion by the Efcc justice Abdullahi fixed the 24th of this month for commencement of hearing.
All the three accused persons were however not in court.
Credit : Thisday