(EFCC) filed a 95 count charge against the former governor of Niger

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

Abuja.

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.

Aliyu Babangida

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

public funds.

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.

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