EFCC CHARGES EX GOV FINTIRI TO COURT FOR THEFT, SEE WHAT HE STOLE

Abuja—Many weeks after being detained on  what he did with N1.9 billion of state funds, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will today formally dock the former Adamawa Governor, Umaru Fintiri.

The former governor, who is accused of diverting the sum meant for road construction and other projects, will be arraigned before Justice A. R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja for theft, breach of public trust and money laundering, among others by the anti-graft agency.

Fintiri was drafted into office in acting capacity following the illegal impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako, which was recently quashed by a Federal High Court, which described the removal of the governor as a nullity

An EFCC official confirmed to Vanguard last night that the commission had established sufficient evidence of money laundering against the former acting governor and had decided to arraign him.

The former Adamawa speaker, who was taken into custody by operatives about a month ago but freed on health grounds, has been unable to convince his interrogators how the state funds ended up in a company believed to be his.

Fintiri, who spent over 83 days in office, is accused of having made away with the sum of money using fraudulent tactics, including two phantom road projects-Yola township road and Mararaba Garta.