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The Economic and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office, on Tuesday, arraigned a former Vice-Chancellor of the college of Agriculture, Makurdi, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, more than alleged N70 million fraud.

Kucha is struggling with a four-rely demand of conspiracy, misappropriation of general public money, abuse of workplace and gratification in advance of a Federal Higher Court docket, Makurdi.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that the former vice-chancellor, nonetheless, pleaded not guilty to the prices.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Y. Tarfa, advised the court docket that Kucha dedicated the offences when serving as a community officer at the college between 2012 and 2017.

Tarfa said that the defendant gathered the funds as bribe when accomplishing his formal obligations.

He claimed that the money was paid into Kucha’s Warranty Belief Bank (GTB) Account No: 0124395144 as a bribe for doing his formal responsibilities.

Tarfa claimed that the offences contravened Section 18(c) of the Corrupt Tactics and Other Similar Offenses Act, 2000.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Timothy Dim, urged the court docket to grant his shopper bail on liberal terms, and also remand him in EFCC custody, pending the perfection of the bail situation.

Justice A. Olajuwon granted the defendant bail in the sum of N10 million, with 1 surety in like sum.

Olajuwon purchased that the surety need to be a community servant with the federal or Benue State governing administration on Grade Amount 17.

He claimed that the courtroom ought to affirm the authenticity of the files of the surety.

Olajuwon purchase that the previous vice-chancellor be remanded in EFCC’s custody, pending the perfection of his bail disorders.

He adjourned till Jan. 5, 2020 for trial.

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