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Police arraign 3 in Makurdi

15 March 2013, 16:02

Makurdi - The police in Makurdi on Friday arraigned three persons before a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court for criminal conspiracy and breach of trust.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Thomas Oga, told the court that on March 1, a letter of complaint dated Feb. 26, was addressed to the Commissioner of Police of the Benue State Police Command, by one retired ASP. Dennis Amemah

The prosecutor said that Amemah was the Director of Amency Thrift and Loan Scheme, Zaki-Biam in the Ukum Local Government Area of Benue.

He said that Amemah stated in the letter that the records of three clerks of the thrift agency were audited from January to December, 2012.

The complainant alleged that it was discovered that one of the clerks, Kate Verkyav of Mbapuum Street, Zaki-Biam, conspired with her boy friend, one Sughter Adamgbe, and the boy’s father Adamgbe Gbatar to defraud the organisation.

Ogah alleged that the accused persons defraud the organisation to the tune of N1,332,110 and converted the money to their own use.

He stated further that during police investigation the three accused persons were arrested and that Verkyav allegedly confessed to have committed the offence in connivance with Adamgbe and Gbatar.

The prosecutor pointed out that the offences contravened sections 97 and 315 of Penal Code.

When the case came up for mention before the Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court, the accused persons did not take pleas for want of jurisdiction.

The prosecutor asked the court to fix another date for further mention, saying that investigation into the matter was still in progress.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Cecilia Bakare, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 each and a surety each in like sum and adjourned the case to April 8.


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