Wednesday, 30 January 2013

House Committee Chair Arraigned By EFCC For Issuing Dud Cheques

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Internal Security, Aliyu Gebi , has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Commission for issuing dud cheques of One Hundred and twenty  million naira.

Gebi was arraigned on a 13-count charge  before Justice Abba Bello Muhammad of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Apo, Abuja.

The anti-graft agency accused him of issuing 13 dud cheques in favour of the complainant, Musty Petroleum Limited, an offence contrary to and punishable under the Nigerian law.

Gebi pleaded not guilty.

Prosecution counsel, Mohammed Bello did not oppose bail. He however  urged the court to note the gravity of the offence by imposing condition that will make the Accused attend trial.

In his Ruling, Justice Muhammad granted bail based on previous terms as granted by the EFCC . 

The lawmaker is to deposit  his diplomatic passport with the EFCC".

The matter was adjourned till February 19 for hearing.

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