EFCC Arrests Transporters for Diversion of Food Meant for IDPs in North East

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  • November 14, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has arraigned Adamu Ado Bomboy, Sadiq Abubakar Tijjani, Abban Thomas, Umar Idris, Rabiu Haruna and Elephant Group Ideas Nigeria Limited, before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja Nigeria, on a 4-count charge of criminal conspiracy and illegal diversion of food meant for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.

Bomboy and his co-accused sometime in May 2016 were allegedly entrusted with 249 trucks of maize belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria meant for delivery to the Internally Displaced Persons camp in the North Eastern States of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba.

The defendants were discovered to have dishonestly converted 65 of the said trucks of maize to personal use. The defendants pleaded not guilty to the counts.

In view of their pleas, counsel to EFCC, Salisu Majindadi informed the court of the prosecution’s readiness to open trial.

After listening to the submissions of counsel, Justice Mohammed adjourned, for ruling on the bail applications and ordered the defendants to be remanded in Kuje prison.

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