Cursory: The EFCC has finally arraigned the embattled former vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He was arraigned alongside his accomplice, the former bursar, for the alleged diversion of N1 billion. It was gathered that the duo pleaded not guilty at the dock and were both granted bail for N5 million each, among other conditions.
The former vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Ibrahim Garba, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Kaduna Federal High Court. According to a statement issued by the EFCC, Prof Garba was arraigned alongside the former bursar of the institution, Mr Ibrahim Shehu Usman, on Wednesday, March 29
The duo were prosecuted before Justice R.M Aikawa for an alleged N1 billion money laundering case and would face a nine-count charge.
As contained in the statement, the duo were accused of diverting the monies from the numerous account of the school. It was confirmed that the monies were meant to rehabilitate the Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria.
However, while at the dock before Justice Aikawa, the duo pleaded not guilty to the allegations levelled against them. In response to their plea, the prosecuting counsel, Jamil Musa, prayed to Justice Aikawa to remand the duo to prison pending the commencement of the actual trial.
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