By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
Nigeria’s anti graft agency, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC has arraigned the executive chairman of Fagge local government, Ibrahim Muhammad Abdullahi before a Kano High court to respond to four count allegations bordering on financial misappropriation .
The prosecution led by Ibrahim Garba told the court that the defendant, in March 2018 used his public office to confer advantage upon another public officer, “ you paid N680,200,00 to Abdullahi Adamu between 10th -20th March 2018.
The prosecution further alleged that the amount paid as percentage was “ in excess of 3 to 5 percent.”
The second count charge stated that the local council chairman , in June 2018 had further authorized the payment of N733,000 in excess of 3 to 5 percent to a public officer.
Further the court heard that the defendant in April 2018 had paid, one Abdullahi Adamu the sum of N399,000,00 in excess of 3 to 5 percent.
Counsel to the prosecution told the court that, Ibrahim Muhammad Abdullahi acted contrary to the provisions of section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other related Offences, Act 2000.
The defendant denied the allegations filed against him before the court.
The defense counsel, Ibrahim Aliyu Nassarawa made an application for the court to admit the local government chairman into bail.
The court granted the request, it admitted the defendant into bail , on self recognizance, in the sum of N500,000,00.
The case is adjourned to January 17th, 2022, for hearing.