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Ex-council boss docked for bribery

BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA— Chief Appolos Alozie, a former transition committee chairman of Aba North Council, was, Monday, arraigned before an Umuahia Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly offering bribe to influence his re-appointment as the council boss.

Alozie was remanded in prison custody by the court for the alleged offence alongside other persons said to be members of the syndicate that defrauded him.

They were being tried for alleged case of advance fee fraud, otherwise known as 419.

Alozie was last year sacked by Governor Theodore Orji after about one month in office as the transition committee chairman of Aba North.

The former council boss was arraigned for allegedly offering N4.45 million to one Uche Stanley and his group, who were said to have claimed that they would influence Governor Orji to re-appoint him as council chairman.

Members of the said syndicate include Uche Ogbusuo, 35; Henry Madubuike, 37; Joseph Imo Kalu, 36 and one Agwu Ukariwo, now at large.

They have been remanded at the Federal Prison Afara Umuahia till October 28 and November 4, for Alozie and the ‘419’ accused, respectively.

 


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