EFCC arraigns ex-VC for alleged N260m fraud
Th Economic and Financial Crimes Commision, EFCC, on Tuesday, arraigned a former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Gusau, Professor Magaji Garba, before Justice Maryam Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi Abuja.
Prof Garba was arraigned on a five count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and forgery.
He allegedly extorted various sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing of the University.
The offence is contrary to section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.
The ex-VC was earlier arrested in January over allegations of fraudulently obtaining the sum of N260 million from a contractor, and businessman, Shehu Sambo, owner of Ministaco Nigeria Limited, sometime in 2018.
The defendant was said to have promised Mr Sambo that the university was going to award his company the said contract but the contract did not materialise and the money was not returned.
He was detained by the 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.