Former Nigeria bigwigs on trial for multimillion fraud


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By: Emeka Okonkwo

ABUJA, (CAJ News) - A FORMER Nigerian governor and his aide have been
arraigned in court for alleged fraud to the tune of N3 billion (US$ 9,8
The immediate past governor of the central Niger State, Babangida Aliyu,
and the 2015 governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
in the state, Umar Nasko, on Tuesday appeared before Justice Aliyu Maiyaki
of the Federal High Court in Minna, on a six-count charge.
Nasko also served as Chief of Staff and Commissioner for Environment under
Aliyu’s administration between 2007 and 2015.
Aliyu, , among other things, allegedly diverted N520 million from the
Niger State Government Security Account domiciled in Zenith Bank  between
January and March 2011.
Within the same period, the former governor also allegedly diverted a
separate N1,7 billion from the same account.
Aliyu and Nasko allegedly diverted over N1 billio which was proceeds of 16
percent shares of Niger State in the North South Power Company Limited.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The case has been adjourned to May 3 for bail application.
The pair is among several members of the former ruling PDP probed for
corruption. – CAJ News


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