Following a petition from a group called Adamawa Awareness for Change, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission began an investigation into allegations of fraud in Adamawa state.
The subjects of the investigation were Ja’afaru Maliki, an aide to former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, along with Vwapamkai Bafyau, director of Rural Access Mobility Project/World Bank; Farouk Abdullahi Tarja, director, Civil Works; James Zarma and Suleiman Mohammed, both deputy permanent secretaries, and Mamman Malgwi, a permanent secretary.
Following investigation, the EFCC arraigned them before Justice Balkisu Aliyu of a Federal High Court, Yola, Adamawa State on June 22, 2016.
The defendants are facing nine-count charges bordering on procurement fraud and diversion of funds to the tune of N700 million. The funds were meant for the development of the Yola bye-pass Phase 1 road project awarded to Nasser & Associate Global International Limited.
Justice Aliyu has adjourned their trial to October 26, 27 and 28 2016.
Source: Information Nigeria