The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has
filed a 95 count charge against the former governor of Niger
state, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu.
The case was filed on Thursday at the Niger state High court by
a team from the legal department of the commission ifrom
The former governor had been detained for more than two weeks
at the cells of the commission in Abuja since he was invited
from his Abuja residence.
EFCC operatives according to Vanguard investigation arrived
Minna at about 2 pm on Thursday in two buses one conveying
the operatives while the other ferried heavily armed police men.
They went to the office of the State Chief Judge who
immediately assigned the case to the second most senior judge
in the state, Justice Aliyu Maiyaki.
After about two hours in the court of Justice Maiyaki the
operatives drove back to Abuja.
Details of the case was not available as at press time on Friday
but a source said the charges bordered on misappropriation of
Vanguard further reliably learnt that the case may come up for
mention before Justice Maiyaki on Tuesday.
It was also learnt that lawyers from a private chamber in Minna
also last Thursday filed the application for the bail of the former
governor before the same court.
Only last Thursday a coalition of concerned youths in the state
declared the continued incarceration of former governor Aliyu as
“ undemocratic and high-handedness” and therefore asked the
commission to charge him to court or release him on bail.