Nigerian financial crimes warlord-The Financial and Fiscal Crimes Commission, EFCC, Makurdi zonal business office has arraigned just one Moses Peter Adoga in advance of Justice Simon O. Aboki of the Nasarawa Point out High Courtroom sitting down in Lafia, Nasarawa Condition.
Adoga was arraigned on Friday, June 7, 2019 on a just one-rely cost for dishonestly converting the sum of N19,765,200 (Nineteen Million, 7 Hundred and Sixty 5 Thousand Two Hundred Naira), staying a Tertiary Instruction Belief Fund (TETFUND) grant him to review for a PhD, to other reasons.
Tony Orilade, acting head, media & publicity for the anti-corruption company, in a push statement issued reported the offence is punishable less than Area 312 of Penal Code Rules.
But, the count demand reads: “That you Moses Peter Adoga someday in 2011 in Keffi inside the jurisdiction of this Honorable Courtroom remaining entrusted with the sum of N19,765,200 (Nineteen Million 7 Hundred and Sixty Five Thousand Two Hundred Naira) from Tertiary Instruction Have confidence in Fund (TETFUND).
The income was paid out into the United Financial institution for Africa account of the lecturer through Nasarawa State University Diamond Lender Account for the purpose of Academic team training and advancement at Bangor University in the United Kingdom.
“He did dishonestly convert exact same to your individual use and therefore dedicated a legal breach of have confidence in contrary to part 311 and punishable beneath portion 312 of Penal Code Guidelines. He stated”.
But, the lecturer pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the one particular count cost.
In perspective of his plea, prosecution counsel, Mary Onoja prayed for a day for the graduation of demo. She also prayed that the defendant be remanded in jail custody pending the listening to of his bail software.
The protection counsel, S. K. Sheltu orally applied for bail for his consumer and Justice Simon O. Aboki granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2, 000, 000 (Two Million Naira) with two sureties in like sum. The defendant is to surrender his international passport to the registrar of the Court docket.
The Decide adjourned the issue till July 10, 2019 for commencement of trial.
Difficulties started off for Adoga, a lecturer with the Department of Microbiology, School of All-natural and Applied Science, Nasarawa State College Keffi, when a petitioner alleged that the suspect received a Tertiary Training Believe in Fund (TETFUND) grant for the sum of N19, 756, 200 as a result of Nasarawa State College in 2010 to research PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Bangor College, United Kingdom.
He received this dollars beneath disguise of abroad PhD training and in no way presented any evidence of likely or graduating as he claimed and however he held offering excuses.
Assessment of his assertion of account showed that the suspect diverted the resources for business enterprise and sundry purposes other than the explanation why the resources ended up given.
8 decades after the grant of the dollars to the suspect, he could not make PhD certificate from any University.