EFCC arraigns woman for alleged N9m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office has arraigned a woman, one Elizabeth Akaa at Benue State High Court for alleged N9m fraud.

Elizabeth Akaa was arranged at the State High Court sitting in Makurdi on a one-count charge bordering on breach of trust, dishonesty and misappropriation to the tune of N9m belonging to the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee, Guma Chapter.

According to the charge read to her: “That you, Elizabeth Akaa between 2016 and 2018 being entrusted with N27, 097,00 (Twenty Seven Million and Ninety Seven Thousand Naira) as the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employee, Guma Chapter within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court did commit Breach of Trust by dishonestly misappropriating a sum of Nine Million Naira and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 313 of the Penal Code Law of Benue (CAP)124 (Revised Edition) Laws of Benue State 2004.”

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The suspect was pleaded “not guilty” to the charge but based on her plea, the prosecuting counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua requested for a trial date, and asked the Court to remand the suspect in correctional centre.

However, counsel to the defendant, Otache Bako urged the Court to grant her bail on most liberal terms.

Justice M A Ikpambese granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N500,000,000.00 (Five Hundred Million Naira) with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till March 25, 2020, for trial.

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