[News] : EFCC arraigns Mohammed Gobir for allegedly stealing N277m from Kwara govt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), on Wednesday, arraigned Alhaji Mohammed Gobir, before Justice Josephine Oyefeso of an a Lagos High Court sitting at Ikeja for allegedly stealing the sum of N277m from the Kwara State government.

The asserted five check charges verges on taking, phony and insincerely changing over monies endowed to him for the buy of 3 units of Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) by the Kwara State government.

Be that as it may, the 55-year-old kwara state indigene, Gobir argued not liable. He was summoned close by his organization, Mondial Defense Systems restricted.

Gobir is additionally standing trial before Justice Raliat Adebiyi of same Ikeja division on a N45B afromedia extortion.

As per the indictment guide, Zainab Etu, the offenses were conferred at some point in November 2012, October 2013 and January 2014 in Lagos inside the Ikeja Judicial division.

Etu said that the offenses of Stealing and falsification was in opposition to segments 285(9)(b) and 363(2)(b) of the criminal code law of Lagos State No. 11 of 2011, separately.

“Gobir and Mondial Defense Systems Limited at some point in November, 2012 and 2013 did deceptively changed over to his own utilization the aggregate of N92, 340, 000 and N184, 680, 000 property of the Kwara State government endowed to him for the buy of 3 units of APC.

” Gobir additionally manufactured an archive dated tenth November, 2013 and titled – “Letter of the Award of Contract” with Reference number: S/GS/157/VII/535 indicated to have exuded from the Secretary to the Government of Kwara State with plan that it might be utilized or followed up on as certifiable to the partiality of any individual.”

In the mean time, in his confession booth articulation, the charged expressed that his organization bargains on the buys of APCs and Security vehicles for police and banks yet couldn’t satisfy the requests of the State on account of the issues emerging from his provider.

The arraignment additionally asked for a date for trial while questioning the safeguard application set forward by the guard.

Be that as it may, in her decision, Justice Oyefeso however said that the way of offense submitted, however not a capital offense, was an intense one.

“What’s more, since he has been conceded safeguard by different courts, similar to Justice R. I. Adebiyi, where he is standing trial, I thusly allowed him safeguard in the total of N50 million with two sureties”

The judge said that the sureties must be blood relations who will indicate confirmation of wage assessment installment in Lagos state for as far back as three years.

“The sureties more likely than not landed properties in the state, authentication of inhabitance and their private locations must be confirmed.”

The judge remanded Gobir in jail care pending flawlessness of safeguard.

Additionally becoming aware of the matter was dismissed till eighth and thirteenth June, 2017.

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