NULGE chairman arraigned for N17.5m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Makurdi Zonal office, yesterday arraigned Otsapa Ubani Otsapa, chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ado Local Government Chapter, Benue State before Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, on a two count charge of alleged criminal conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of public funds to the tune of N17, 552,400.00.

The defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges and EFCC counsel; George Chia-Yakua prayed the court for a trial date and an order to remand him in custody pending trial.

Defence counsel, Abraham Aruta, applied for bail on self-recognizance. Justice Ikpambese granted bail of N10 million with one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned till December 3, 2020.

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