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EFCC investigates 5 Bauchi scholarship board staff

| July 18, 2013 More

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BAUCHI State Scholarship Board has said that five of its staff members are currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the disappearance of some amount of money from the board’s account.

Revealing this to journalists on Tuesday in Bauchi, the chairman of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Kulloma Hardawa, stated that the board invited EFCC officials when it discovered that the money was missing from the account of the board with a bank. He added that on investigation, it was discovered that five staff of the board were involved in the scam in connivance with some officials of the bank.

“Sometime ago, we noticed certain amount of money was missing from our bank account.We set up an investigation team, which discovered that five staffers of the board were involved with some banks officials. We transferred the matter to the EFCC for further investigation and they have commenced investigation over the matter. We are waiting for their findings,” the chairman, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the board, Alhaji Yusuf Yerima, said.

He stated that the culprits would be made to face the full wrath of the law with a view to serving as a deterrent to others like them who might want to defraud the state.

Meanwhile, Governor Isa Yuguda has approved the sum of N425 million for the payment of students’ allowances for the 2011/2012 session, which Hardawa said the board had started disbursing to the over 500 indigenes of the state who were studying in higher institutions of learning within and outside the country.

Category: Bauchi State News

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