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Former Niger governor to answer 95 count charges

By Wole Mosadomi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a 95 count charge against the former governor of Niger state, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu.

The case was filed on Thursday at the Niger state High court by a team from the legal department of the commission ifrom Abuja.

The former governor had been detained for more than two weeks at the cells of the commission in Abuja since he was invited from his Abuja residence.

EFCC operatives according to Vanguard investigation arrived Minna at about 2 pm on Thursday in two buses one conveying the operatives while the other ferried heavily armed police men.

Aliyu Babangida

They went to the office of the State Chief Judge who immediately assigned the case to the second most senior judge in the state, Justice Aliyu Maiyaki.

After about two hours in the court of Justice Maiyaki the operatives drove back to Abuja.

Details of the case was not available as at press time on Friday but a source said the charges bordered on misappropriation of public funds.

Vanguard further reliably learnt that the case may come up for mention before Justice Maiyaki  on Tuesday.

It was also learnt that lawyers from a private chamber in Minna also last Thursday filed the application for the bail of the former governor before the same court.

Only last Thursday a coalition of concerned youths in the state declared the continued incarceration of former governor Aliyu as “ undemocratic and high-handedness” and therefore asked the commission to charge him to court or release him on bail.

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