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Court Jails Borno Director six months for obstruction of justice

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Equity Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, June 22, 2020, indicted and condemned an associate chief in Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Usman Abaji to a half year detainment for impediment of equity. The convict was indicted by the Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on one-check charge of determined obstacle of the Commission to practice its forces to examine and arraign in an issue including one Ibrahim Goni Bama, as opposed to Section 38 (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act.

The Commission captured the said Bama dependent on examinations that connected him with money related wrongdoings however needed to discharge him on authoritative bail to Abaji, who remained as a guarantee for him. After understanding that Bama has stole away, the Commission cautioned Abaji, his guarantee, who neglected to create him in spite of the plentiful time offered him to do as such.

The one-count charge as a detriment to the convict read: "That you, Usman Abaji of Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Borno State, at some point in October, 2019 at Maiduguri, Borno State inside the purview of this fair court, did unyieldingly hinder the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in exercise of its capacity to examine/arraign Ibrahim Goni Bama by entering a security for the total of N25 million to create him before the EFCC at each date he is required until the six bodies of evidence against him are at long last discarded; which you neglected to do so when called upon by the EFCC. You in this way carried out an offense as opposed to Section 38(2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (Establishment) Act 2004 and culpable under segment 38(2)(b) of a similar Act." Having conceded to the charge, arraignment counsel, Benjamin Manji implored the court to convict and sentence the litigant. In his decision, Justice Kumaliya saw Abaji as liable as charged and condemned him to half year detainment with N600, 000 alternative of fine.
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