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Anti-graft Company, EFCC, Arraigns Borno Governor’s Aide Over Fb Put up




In keeping with the courtroom doc seen by SaharaReporters, Abdullahi was charged for breaching the provisions of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Act 2004.


SaharaReporters had on Friday reported that EFCC operatives appearing on Betera’s orders arrested and detained Yusuf.

Betera who represents Biu/Bayo/Shani federal constituency is the Chairman, Home of Representatives Committee on Appropriation.

In the meantime, the courtroom doc reads, “Rely 1 That you just ABDULLAHI YUSUF (S.A. to the Government Governor of Borno State on Undertaking documentation) on or earlier than the thirtieth day of Could, 2022 at Maiduguri, Borno State throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, did commit an offence by giving false info with respect for an ongoing investigation by Financial and Monetary Cimes Fee (EFCC) in your official capability as S.A. to the Governor once you said in your Fb web page “Abdullahi Yusuf” to wit: “rumor has it {that a} distinguished Federal lawmaker from Borno could also be concerned within the N80billion Cash Laundering and Diversion Saga by the arrested Accountant Common of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmad ldris and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 16(0) of the Financial and Monetary Crimes (EStablishment Act, 2004 and Cash Punishable beneath Part 16(2) of the identical Act.

“COUNT 2 That you just ABDULLAHI YUSUF on or in regards to the thirtieth day of Could, 2022 at Maiduguri, Borno State throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket, with intent to trigger damage to the repute of Muktar Betara, Member, Home of Consultant of Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Biu, Bayo and shani Federal Constituency Borno State despatched a message via Fb…”

Sources had informed SaharaReporters that Abdullahi was detained on Tuesday night after he honoured an invite by the top of the EFCC zonal workplace in Maiduguri.

He had on Could 29 in a Fb put up alleged {that a} Borno politician could also be concerned within the fraud involving the suspended Accountant-Common of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.

“Breaking News: Hearsay has it {that a} distinguished federal lawmaker from Borno could also be concerned within the 80 billion naira cash laundering and diversion saga by the arrested accountant basic of the federation Alhaji Ahmad Idris,” the Borno governor’s aide posted on Fb.

Regardless of not mentioning any title, sources stated loyalists of Betera went beneath the put up, alleging he was referring to the lawmaker, with lots of them threatening him.

“After the put up, Abdullahi began receiving completely different telephone calls from many politicians loyal to Mr Betera, together with some members of the Nationwide Meeting demanding that he ought to delete the put up,” one in every of his mates informed SaharaReporters.

“On Could 30, he went on his Fb web page to offer extra clarification on this subject. He apologised and stated he didn’t point out any title however some supporters of 1 explicit lawmaker began raining all types of insults and threats on him. He stated he simply posted it as a result of it was a trending subject.

“Whereas the saga was happening, one other name was made to Abdullahi, this time, from the Head of EFCC Zonal Workplace, Maiduguri who requested that he was inviting him to the workplace. Abdullahi informed him then that he was at Biu Native Authorities Space and couldn’t make it on the day of the invitation. He nevertheless pleaded that he would come the subsequent day by 2 pm which the zonal head agreed.

“On arrival, the zonal head stated he invited Abdullahi to offer extra rationalization on his assertion which he made on Fb however Abdullahi insisted that his remark was an innocent put up which was solely misinterpreted by many individuals who assume he was referring to Betera.

“We heard it from a dependable supply within the EFCC that Muktari Betara has concluded plans to take care of Abdullahi Yusuf utilizing a few of his mates within the company, utilizing his affect because the Chairman of Appropriation within the Nationwide Meeting.

“We consider additionally that the Chairman of the EFCC has nothing to do with this and we wish him to make use of his good workplace to intervene on this matter as this can be a clear case of a witch-hunt.”