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EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by presidency: 4:08pm On Jun 13
EFCC Press Release

EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud


The trial of five persons, implicated in the fraudulent diversion of about $4 million of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria, began on June 12, 2018 before Justice O.O. Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama. The defendants – Abimbola Abioye, Wuraola Adebayo, Zubairu Ibrahim, Faturiti Jacob and Azeez Aderemi, are facing a six-count charge that borders on criminal conspiracy, forgery and embezzlement of the grant granted by the Geneva-based agency. It will be recalled that The Global Fund had in March 2016 suspended payments to Nigeria’s AIDS agency, over the diversion of about $3.8 million allegedly stolen by workers and consultants. The grant was also to ensure the establishment of a National Health Information System, a service that could have aided delivery of quality health care services in Nigeria.

The Global Fund had petitioned the EFCC alleging that, “during a recent routine check by the Office of the Inspector General, Global Fund, it was discovered that from 2010 to 2014, the suspects who are employees of Department of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS) Federal Ministry of Health conspired among themselves to receive and systematically embezzle the sum amount through the use of fictitious invoices, receipts of hotel stays, air flight tickets and other instruments to access and divert the fund for their own personal gains”.

They all pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. Prosecuting counsel, J.A. Bwala, thereafter, urged the court to fix a date for the commencement of their trial. Counsel to the first, fourth and fifth defendants, O. Odumosun, made an oral application for their bail, and adopted his seven-paragraph affidavit to back his application. Counsel to the second and third defendants aligned themselves to his submission. Count one of the charges reads: “That you, Abimbola Abioye Alamu, whilst being the program officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal ministry of Health, Mrs Adebayo Wuraola Adejoke, whilst being monitoring and evaluation Officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Azeez Aderemi Najim, whilst being project coordinator, at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics Federal Ministry of Health, Zubairu Kindi Ibrahim, whilst being Assistant project Accountant at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, Faturoti Oladiti Jacob, whilst being training officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, sometime between 2010 and 2014 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, did conspire amongst ourselves to do an illegal act to wit: convert to yourselves the aggregate sum of N28,802,483.80 (Twenty Eight Million, Eight Hundred and Two Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Three Naira, Eighty Kobo) property of 'The Global Fund' for the purpose of the implementation of its health improvement program in Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 97 of the Penal Code Act, Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990”.

The Court thereafter admitted them to bail in the sum of N1million each and one surety each in like sum, who must be level 12 above and must be resident in Abuja. They were further ordered to submit their international passports to the Court. The case has been adjourned to October 11, 17, 23 and 24, 2018, for “commencement of trial."

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by NgeneUkwenu(f): 4:12pm On Jun 13
Justice O.O. Goodluck
Nothing will come out of it!

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Akuamia247: 4:13pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Facebooker(f): 4:13pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by hisexcellency34: 4:13pm On Jun 13
Who will probe Magu with his head like FIFA World Cup?

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by maxiuc(m): 4:13pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by fuckerstard: 4:13pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by reantv(m): 4:13pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Dagaya(m): 4:15pm On Jun 13
Efcc and judiciary season..
I hope the efcc has the necessary evidence oh..
we are tired of media trials oh.
we need swift judgement from the judiciary.
All those who have been eating the national cake..your time is up.
To the APC looters... after 2019...your files will be opened.
Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by OrestesDante(m): 4:16pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Chikaa444: 4:16pm On Jun 13
Alright today is my birthday.....make una show me small love...

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Frankyboy1(m): 4:16pm On Jun 13
Take it or leave it, corruption has destroyed d fabrics of this nation, 3.8million dollars is close to a billion naira,in a country where 80% of the people live on less than 2dollar a day,and this stealing is just a tip of the iceberg! It breaks my heart how our youths upon hearing about corruption cases,first look at tribe,party,and even religion! Such a shame, and this re youths without basic education,they go about spamming every news,begging for cash, ve never travelled out and seen d terrible effect of corruption on the nation and even on their psyche!I am pained for our youths, they re mental and intellectually lazy

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by sotall(m): 4:16pm On Jun 13
Ok
Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by stagger: 4:17pm On Jun 13
Something will come out of this case, as it is a prerequisite for Global Fund to resume sending the funds.

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by denkyw(m): 4:17pm On Jun 13
This country Nigeria is home to the most wicked and heartless people in the world, quote me anywhere

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by alignacademy(m): 4:17pm On Jun 13
presidency:
EFCC Press Release

EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud


The trial of five persons, implicated in the fraudulent diversion of about $4 million of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria, began on June 12...

The Global Fund had petitioned the EFCC alleging that, “during a recent routine check by the Office of the Inspector General, Global Fund , it was discovered that from 2010 to 2014, the suspects who are employees of Department of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS) Federal Ministry of Health conspired among themselves to receive and systematically embezzle the sum amount through the use of fictitious invoices, receipts of hotel stays, air flight tickets and other instruments to access and divert the fund for their own personal gains”.

They all pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.

Thanks for sharing

It's interesting to note the crime went on unabated from 2010 - 2014

What measures are being put in place to ensure such loopholes are detected as early as possible?

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Chikaa444: 4:17pm On Jun 13
Alright today is my birthday.....make una show me small love

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by SalamRushdie: 4:17pm On Jun 13
In the last one week the Buhari govt has scored some good points inbthe fight against corruption but it's not enough to wipe out all the sins of Buharis bad leadership.. I still have problems with his very bias handling of the Fulani crisis and his poor economic vision which is key to me...

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by ThatHistoryGuy(m): 4:18pm On Jun 13
Facebooker:
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by Frankyboy1(m): 4:18pm On Jun 13
Facebooker:
Abeg who wan fuckkk free of charge? Toto is scratching me again...

Idiot!people like you have.localized and cheapened nairaland from what it used to be, no wonder alot of intellectuals and people of high moral standard has gone underground

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by lastempero: 4:18pm On Jun 13
After bail that one don go.
Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by tunjijones(m): 4:20pm On Jun 13
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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by gberra: 4:20pm On Jun 13
SalamRushdie:
In the last one week the Buhari govt has scored some good points inbthe fight against corruption but it's not enough to wipe out all the sins of Buharis bad leadership.. I still have problems with his very bias handling of the Fulani crisis and his poor economic vision which is key to me...
IPOB always cry

-truth burns

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by gberra: 4:21pm On Jun 13
NgeneUkwenu:

Nothing will come out of it!
LOL, IPOB Judge

-truth burns

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by yazach: 4:21pm On Jun 13
hisexcellency34:
Who will probe Magu with his head like FIFA World Cup?

With all the government efforts to ban Codeine, someone here still dey manage get am

This your post looks like that of IPOB terrorists

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Re: EFCC Arraigns Five For $4m Global Fund Fraud by babeosisi: 4:22pm On Jun 13
hmm
How come one tribe in Nigeria dominated the section of a federal establishment on global funds?
Besides the embezzlement I see something else going on

From 2010 to 2014, the suspects who are employees of Department of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS) Federal Ministry of Health conspired among themselves to receive and systematically embezzle the sum amount through the use of fictitious invoices, receipts of hotel stays, air flight tickets and other instruments to access and divert the fund for their own personal gains”.

They all pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. Prosecuting counsel, J.A. Bwala, thereafter, urged the court to fix a date for the commencement of their trial. Counsel to the first, fourth and fifth defendants, O. Odumosun, made an oral application for their bail, and adopted his seven-paragraph affidavit to back his application. Counsel to the second and third defendants aligned themselves to his submission. Count one of the charges reads: “That you, Abimbola Abioye Alamu, whilst being the program officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal ministry of Health, Mrs Adebayo Wuraola Adejoke, whilst being monitoring and evaluation Officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Azeez Aderemi Najim, whilst being project coordinator, at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics Federal Ministry of Health, Zubairu Kindi Ibrahim, whilst being Assistant project Accountant at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, Faturoti Oladiti Jacob, whilst being training officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, sometime between 2010 and 2014 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, did conspire amongst ourselves to do an illegal act to wit: convert to yourselves the aggregate sum of N28,802,483.80 (Twenty Eight Million, Eight Hundred and Two Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Three Naira, Eighty Kobo) property of 'The Global Fund' for the purpose of the implementation of its health improvement program in Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 97 of the Penal Code Act, Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990”.

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