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EFCC Arraigns Commissioner Over N379m Misappropriation

BY LEVI JOHNSON

Former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Recall that Sanda was the Commissioner for Finance in the administration of Governor Bala Ngilari (October 1, 2014, to May 29, 2015) and was also the Chairman, Committee on Internally Displaced Persons Welfare.

Sanda was allegedly to had misappropriated  N379,500,000 as chairman of the IDPs welfare committee.

He was taken before the State High Court on a 21-count charge of criminal breach of trust, forgery and using fake documents.

Overall, the EFCC charged him for diverting N379,500,000 meant to buy food items for IDPs in Adamawa State when their welfare was placed in his hands.

The presiding judge of the state High Court, Justice Nathan Musa, adjourned the case to April 16 for commencement of hearing and granted the accused bail.

The bail was in the sum of N20 million and a surety who must be a permanent secretary in the state.

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