Alleged N24.6m Fraud: EFCC Closes Case Against Former Benue University Hospital Chairman, Others

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The EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Command, on Monday, March 7, 2022, closed its case in the ongoing trial of a former Chairman of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Professor John Ibu alongside Chief Abukenchi Suleiman and his company, ADB Motors Ventures Nigeria Limited.

They are being prosecuted before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State on charges of conspiracy and obtaining N24, 650,000 (Twenty-Four Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) by false pretence.

They allegedly obtained the said sum from the Benue State University Teaching Hospital under the guise of purchasing a Toyota Land cruiser Prado 2018 Model which they never did. The offence is contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.

At Monday’s sitting, prosecution through its counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua, closed its case after calling two witnesses and tendering several documents as evidence. “My lord the matter is for continuation of hearing, but unfortunately, we could not secure the presence of the witness we intend to present, it is not the number of witnesses but the quality of the witness you have, in view of that, we humbly pray to close our case,” Yakua said. For details of this and other stories, visit our website: www.efccnigeria.org.

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