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EFCC arraigns former VC for alleged N70m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office, yesterday arraigned former vice chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), Benue State, Emmanuel Kucha, before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, on four-count charges of conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office and bribery.

After reading the charges to him, the don pleaded not guilty to all, prompting the prosecution counsel to ask for his detention and commencement date for trial.

The defence counsel, Timothy Dim, filed an application for the defendant’s bail.

Justice Olajuwon granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10 million with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till January 5, 2020 for commencement of trial.

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