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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

EFCC prosecute Whistle Blowers in High Court for giving misleading information

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The EFCC on May 16, 2017 charges the duo of Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two different count charges before Justice M. T Salihu of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri, for purportedly giving misleading information to the craft agency under the whistle blowing policy.

Buhari Fannami had gave the EFCC false information about ill-gotten monies allegedly buried at the residence of one Ba’a Lawan but the information turned to be misleading after the execution of a search warrant.
In the same vein, Ba-Kura Abdullahi also gave misleading info to the effect that large sum of money in naira and foreign notes were buried in the residence of Ba’a Lawan.

The charge against Fannami reads thus, “That you, Buhari Fannami on or about the 8th day of May, 2017 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did make statement to Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under the Whistle Blowing policy to the effect that large sums of money being the proceeds of crime were buried in the residence Ba’a Lawan at Pompomari Layout along Pompomari Bypass, Maiduguri which information/statement you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 39 (2) (a) and 39 (2) (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 respectively”.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Salihu therefore, adjourned the matter to June 7 and 8, 2017 for hearing and ordered them to be remanded in the prison custody.

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