Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Felix Tangwami, former Chairman of the Demsa
Local Government Area of Adamawa State, for alleged improper receipt of N981,46
He has been arraigned before Justice Helen Nuhu Hamman Joda
of Adamawa State High Court, sitting in Yola, on a five-count charge bordering
on obtaining by false pretence.
It is alleged Tangwami, in his capacity as the council
leader, used his position to award a number of contracts to companies where he
had interests and failed to deliver on the contract terms.
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These include contracts for supply of cerebrospinal
meningitis vaccines awarded in favour of Binam Integrated Services Ltd, supply
of VVF Oral Vaccines for immunization against typhoid, in favour of Nchaloro Nigeria.
Also mentioned was the supply of 500 units of motorcycles to
be distributed to all the Local government Areas in Adamawa State, in favor of
Bange Integrated Service, building of a school for technical skill acquisition
in Numan, in favor of Bange Company and the supply of anti-snake venom in favor
of Tafari Nigeria.
The accused has pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred
Justice Joda, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of
N500 million with one surety in like sum.
The surety must be a family man residing within the
jurisdiction of the court. He must own a landed property worth N100 million.
The case was adjourned to February 22.
- CAJ News