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Former Adamawa council boss in court for graft

13 January 2016, 21:35

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 million.

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.

Also read: EFCC drags Ibru to court over N2bn fraud

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 against him.

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


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