In Benue: EFCC arraigns woman for alleged N9m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi Zonal Office, Monday, arraigned Elizabeth Akaa over alleged N9m fraud bordering on breach of trust, dishonesty and misappropriation.

Dailypost learnt that the said chunk of money belongs to the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, Guma chapter.

The suspect was made to appear before Justice M. A. Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, capital of Benue state.

EFCC said this through a statement by its acting spokesman, Tony Orilade made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Further, Orilade explained that Akaa was alleged to have been entrusted with N27, 097,00 as the chairman of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee, Guma Chapter, between 2016 and 2018 but dishonestly misappropriated a sum of N9,000, 000 and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 313 of the Penal Code Law of Benue (CAP)124 (Revised Edition) Laws of Benue State

But the suspect reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charge, upon which prosecuting counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua requested for a trial date, and for the court to remand her in a Correctional Centre.

However, counsel to the defendant, Otache Bako, who was ready with a motion for bail, urged the court to grant her bail on most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Justice Ikpambese granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N500,000,000 with one surety in like sum.

He added that the surety must be resident and have a landed property within the jurisdiction of the court and must show evidence of such or a civil servant not below GL10 with letter of appointment and must deposit one passport photograph with the court.

The defendant was remanded in a Correctional Centre pending the perfection of her bail conditions and, the case was adjourned to March 25, for trial. Dailypost
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