Nigeria, October 28, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) –
The EFCC on Tuesday re-arraigned the Executive Secretary Delta state Scholarship Board and Its Accountant, on five count charge of conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N169million. They were docked before Justice F N Azinge of the Delta state High Court, Asaba.
The accused persons (names withheld) are alleged to have paid bursary to “ghost” students.
They however pleaded not guilty to the five count charge preferred against them.
Prosecution counsel Steve Odiase asked the court for a date for hearing but A P A Ogefere, counsel to the two accused persons asked the court to allow the duo remain on the bail granted by the former trial judge Justice Emifoniye,
Justice Azinge therefore adjourned the case to December 8 and 9, 2015 for hearing, while allowing the accused to continue to enjoy the terms of bail earlier granted by court.
It will be recalled that the duo were first arraigned in May 2014 before Justice Emifoniye who has been transferred to another court.
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