N300 million fraud: Trial of ex-NIMASA boss postponed to January 24

Haruna Baba Jauro Photo: theucloud

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed January 24 for continuation of the trial of a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Haruna Jauro, who is facing a N304.1 million fraud charge.

Mr. Jauro is charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside Dauda Bawa and Thlumbau Enterprises Ltd on 19 counts bordering on fraud.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the defendants, who were arraigned on April 12, 2016, had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court admitted them to bail in the sum of N5 million each with two sureties each in like sum.

NAN also reports that the case which was scheduled for continuation of trial was stalled on Friday as the court could not sit.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun was said to be away on an official assignment, while the trial was rescheduled for January 24.

Mr. Jauro took over as DG of NIMASA from Patrick Apkobolokemi, who is also being prosecuted alongside others over alleged multi-billion naira fraud.

The EFCC alleged that Mr. Jauro and others had conspired to defraud NIMASA of N304.1 million between January 2014 and September 2015.

The anti-graft agency also alleged that the accused converted the amount to their private use, an offence which contravenes the provisions of Section 15(1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012.
(NAN)


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