EFCC arraigns ex-VC over N70 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office, on Tuesday, arraigned a former Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Emmanuel Kucha, over alleged N70 million fraud.

Mr Kucha, a professor, is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office and gratification before a Federal High Court, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

The former vice chancellor, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecuting counsel, Y. Tarfa, told the court that Mr Kucha committed the offences while serving as a public officer at the university between 2012 and 2017.

Mr Tarfa said the defendant collected the money as bribe in the course of performing his official duties.

He said the money was paid into Kucha’s…

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