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EFCC Arraign Fake Patience Jonathan’s Aides For N26m Fraud

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Two fake aides of former First Lady, Patience Jonathan have been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The suspects identified as Goni Muhammad and Seidu Seriki Haman were arraigned before Justice Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri.

Muhammad and Haman are facing charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N26,492,000.

It was gathered that the suspects acquired money under the guise of selling two grams of gold belonging to Patience.

The offence is contrary to Section 1(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

The defendants pleaded “not guilty” when the two counts were read to them.

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter to May 25 and 261 for hearing and ordered the remand of the defendants in a Correctional Centre.

In another development, the Benue State police command on Thursday charged 20 persons suspected to be cult members terrorizing Makurdi the Benue state capital to court for legal action.

In a press statement issued to journalists in Makurdi, the Police Command expressed that, it had embarked on a clampdown operation on cultism in Makurdi metropolis In the last three weeks and arrested 20 suspected cultists.

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