The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Kano Zonal Workplace on Thursday arraigned one Andrew Oshome earlier than Justice Shuaibu B. Shuaibu of the Kebbi State Excessive Court docket sitting in Birnin Kebbi on one rely cost of misappropriation to the tune of N44,800,000 (Forty-four Million Eight Hundred Thousand Naira).
The EFCC mentioned the defendant was arrested by operatives of the Fee following a petition by Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria, Kebbi State Chapter, alleging that generally in 2011, he diverted the sum N44,800,000 (Forty 4 Million Eight Hundred Thousand Naira Solely) which they contributed to amass tractors by way of Kebbi State Agricultural Growth Authority (KARDA) and Meals Safety Growth of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
Investigation revealed that the defendant fastened the farmers’ cash in a hard and fast deposit account and used identical to buy a vessel.
The cost reads, “that you just Andrew Oshome on or concerning the third of Might, 2011 at Kebbi throughout the Jurisdiction of the Kebbi State Excessive Court docket being entrusted with sure property of Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria, Kebbi State to the tune of N44,800,000 (Forty-4 Million Eight Hundred Thousand Naira Solely) did dishonestly misappropriate the cash and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to Part 311 of the Penal Code and punishable underneath Part 312 of the identical Legislation.
Justice Shuaibu adjourned the matter until February 24 and 25, 2021 for trial, and ordered the remanded of the defendant within the Correctional Centre.