In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, October, 2020

EFCC Arraigns NULGE Chairman Over N17.5m Fraud

EFCC Arraigns NULGE Chairman Over N17.5m Fraud

NULGE chairman

Otsapa Ubani Otsapa

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC has arraigned Otsapa Ubani Otsapa, a md of the Nationwide Union of Native Authorities Staff (NULGE), Ado Native Authorities Chapter, Benue State after he was accused of abuse of workplace, legal conspiracy and diversion of public funds to the tune of N17.5 million.

Otsapa’s case is earlier than Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State Excessive Courtroom, Makurdi.

One of many two-count cost reads: “That you just, Otsapa Ubani Otsapa being Chairman of Nationwide Union of Native Authorities Staff (NULGE), Ado Chapter, between 2016 and 2019 in Ado Native Authorities space of Benue State throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom, was entrusted with the sum of N17,552,400.00 by the NULGE state chapter for the welfare of its members, however dishonesty misappropriated the mentioned sum and thereby dedicated an offence, opposite to Part 312 of the Penal Code (CAP) 124 Legal guidelines of Benue State, and punishable beneath Part 313 of the identical Legislation”.

He pleaded ‘not responsible’ to the cost.

EFCC counsel, George Chia-Yakua prayed the courtroom for a trial date and an order to remand him in custody pending trial.

However the defence counsel, Abraham Aruta, utilized orally for the bail of his consumer on private recognizance.

Justice Ikpambese, nonetheless, granted bail to the defendant within the sum of N10 million with one surety in like sum.

The surety should be a public officer on grade stage 12 and above, and should present letters of his first appointment and final promotion. He’s additionally to submit a current passport .

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The case was adjourned until December three, 2020 for listening to.

Hassle began for Ubani following a petition obtained by Fee, alleging that he diverted N17.5 million contributed by members of the union within the State for the welfare of members.

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