FORMER MINISTER DRAGGED TO COURT OVER 229MIL FRAUD

Alleged N229m fraud: Ex-minister, four others arraigned

Punch Newspapers / Zovoe Jonathan / 1 hour ago

A former Minister of Science and Technology, Abdu Bulama, and four others have appeared before the Federal High Court Damaturu on seven counts of criminal conspiracy and money laundering.

Other defendants are Mohammed Kadai, a former commissioner in  Yobe State, Abba Gana Tata, deputy coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Muhammad Mamu and Hassan Ibn Jaks.

The defendants are being tried for criminal conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N229 million.

However, after their appearance, the court adjourned as one of the defendants was not in court and required medical attention abroad.

The prosecution counsel, Haruna Abdulkadir, did not oppose the adjournment, noting that “the issue of health is natural, very vital and inevitable.”

The Judge, Justice Hammada Dashen,  adjourned the case till  Oct. 15 and also ordered the release of the passport of the sick defendant to enable him travel.

(NAN)

 

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