Court Remands Ex PDP Chieftain, Others In Prison For Diverting IDPs Food
A Federal High Court in Yola has ordered the remand of former Adamawa PDP Chairman, Alhaji Abdurrahman Bobboi; Mr Sanda Lamurde, a former Commissioner for Finance, and Feredan George, a former Chief Store Officer of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in prison for allegedly diverting food meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The accused are facing 16 charges bordering on forgery, theft and fraud.
Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Abubakar Aliyu, alleged that the accused persons took advantage of their membership of the State Committee on the Welfare of the IDPs, to perpetrate crime.
“The suspects conspired among themselves and diverted the funds amounting to N587 million released by the Adamawa State Government to buy food and other basic needs of IDPs,” he said.
He said that the crime was committed between March and May, 2015. The judge, who adjourned the case to Nov. 10 for trial, ordered the accused persons to be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of their bail application.