Ex-Niger Gov Diverted N2bn Ecological Fund To Finance Election ― Witness


The trial of a former Niger State Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and two others, Tanko Beji and Umar Nasko, continued before Justice Mikail Aliyu of a Niger State High Court today (Thursday, 12ty May 2022), with the eleventh Prosecution Witness (PW11), Bala Muhammed, concluding his evidence-in-chief.

The trio are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for criminal breach of trust and diversion of an ecological fund to the tune of Two Billion Naira (N2,000,000,000.00) only.

At today’s hearing, Muhammed informed the court of how the N2 billion meant for the execution of ecological projects in Niger State was diverted for an electioneering campaign.

Details later.

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