Ex-Zamfara varsity VC jailed 35 years for N260m fraud

Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Courtroom, Garki, on Thursday, sentenced the previous Vice-Chancellor of the Federal College, Gusau, Prof. Magaji Garba, to 35 years for N260 million fraud.

He was arraigned by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) on October 12, 2021, on a five-count cost of acquiring cash beneath false pretence and forgery.

The fee accused Garba of extorting varied sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3 billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing on the college.

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The offence, in keeping with the fee, was opposite to part 1 (1) (a) and punishable beneath part 1 (3) of the Advance Price Fraud and Different Fraud Associated Offences Act, 2006.

The decide discovered the defendant responsible of all the fees and convicted him accordingly.

Justice Aliyu, who mentioned the prosecution proved its case in opposition to the defendant past an affordable doubt, sentenced him to seven years on counts 1 to three and 7 years imprisonment on counts 4 and 5 with an choice of N10 million nice every.

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