The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has began investigating the Federal Minister of Training, Adamu Adamu, and a few ministry officers over a contract rip-off which borders on the development of perimeter fencing on the Federal College, Gusau, Zamfara State.
SaharaReporters gathered that the EFCC has additionally detained the college’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Magaji Garba, who had been indicted within the contract rip-off.
He’s being additional investigated.
It was learnt that the VC is presently on the holding cell of the EFCC in Abuja.
He allegedly connived with some officers of the training ministry to execute the failed perimeter fencing contract – the price of which stands at N3 billion.
Two contractors have been mentioned to have paid the VC some kickbacks to “recognize him” in anticipation of the award of the contract to them. The primary contractor, recognized as Alhaji Shehu Sambo, paid N260 million whereas the second paid N108 million on to the VC.
In the long run, the 2 contractors didn’t get the mentioned contract, they usually each had since petitioned the EFCC.
Sources inside the ministry believed that the VC didn’t spend the cash alone, however has some prime collaborators within the ministry.
In keeping with EFCC correspondence to the training ministry obtained by 247ureports.com, the anti-graft company confirmed the VC’s arrest for the contract fraud.
Within the first letter signed by the EFCC Performing Director of Operations, Umar Hadejia, titled, “Investigation actions: Building of perimeter fence Section 1 of Federal College Gusau”, and dated January 6, 2021, the company addressed the training minister immediately.
The EFCC mentioned, “The fee is investigating a case of contract rip-off during which the necessity for clarification out of your workplace has grow to be crucial. In furtherance to the investigation, you’re kindly requested to furnish us with the next data; affirm if a contact was awarded and authorised for the development of a fringe fence at Federal College, Gusau, Zamfara State.
“Two, if the above is affirmative, affirm the standing of the tasks, particulars of funds and excellent if any.”
Within the second letter, titled, “Arrest of Vice-Chancellor, Federal College Gusau, Zamfara State,” signed by the identical EFCC official, the company wrote, “In the midst of investigation, an undoubtedly prima facie case of acquiring cash by false pretences and contract rip-off was established in opposition to the aforementioned. Accordingly, he has been detained and additional growth will probably be communicated to your workplace.”
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