Former ABU Vice-Chancellor, Bursar Divert Over N1bn From Varsity’s Accounts for Personal Gains

Erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Garba, and Ibrahim Shehu Usman, former Bursar of the institution allegedly wired over one billion naira from different accounts belonging to the institution.

According to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the duo were arraigned before Justice A. A Bello of Kaduna State High Court over the allegation.

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They are being tried on eight-count charge bordering on theft and money laundering.

The anti-graft agency in a tweet explained that the academic figures were arraigned following “months of discreet investigation triggered by a petition accusing the duo of diverting monies meant for the renovation of the popular Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria.”

“The investigation established that over one billion Naira was allegedly stolen from different accounts of the institution by the defendants and diverted into their private accounts,” EFCC tweeted.

A professor of Geology, Garba was appointed as the 14th Vice-Chancellor of ABU in 2015.

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