By Ndahi Marama
Maiduguri—Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged a top official of Borno State government and two others to court for alleged misappropriation of N517.2 million.
According to the charge sheet at High Court in Maiduguri, Chief Accounting Officer, Borno State Roads Maintenance Agency, BORMA, allegedly inflated prices of products with forged receipts of different companies.
Of the 17 charges, the top official also allegedly accumulated N24.49 million purported invoices of Attaye Global & Sons Limited on April 2 and 3, 2011, March 30, 2011, June 22, 2011 and December 28, 2011 to procure diesel for the agency.
The fourth charge read in part: “The preference you (government official) knew to be false and there by committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (a) of advance fee fraud and other related offences
Act 2006 punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act.
Spokesman of EFCC regional office, Jamilu Sale, however; said the sitting of High Court could not holdyesterday because the presiding judge was absent.