EFCC arraigns ex-VC over N70m fraud

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

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former vice-chancellor, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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

Tarfa said that the defendant collected the money as bribe while performing his official duties.

He said that the money was paid…

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