Court Remands Judge For Alleged Fraud

Law-Court-300x188A Federal High Court sitting in Gombe State on Friday remanded an area court judge, Umar Y. Gwani, for alleged fraud.

The judge was accused by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, of collecting money from the public through false pretense and conspiracy.

The counsel to EFCC, Zarami Mohammed, said the accused conspired with two others to sell plots of land belonging to Gombe State government to the public through false pretense.

Mohammed said the judge failed to contact the State Ministry of Land and Survey and Local Government Area before selling the plots of land to the public.

He also said the judge had denied receiving payments for the eight or nine plots sold for N7 million.

The accused judge appeared before the Federal High court on a four-count charge brought against him by the anti-graft agency.

Speaking to journalists after the hearing, counsel to the accused, Mukaan Kingsley, said that he was surprised to see that the listed count charges were different from what transpired in court.

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