Two Local Government Chairmen, One Lawmaker Docked for N104m Fraud in Taraba State

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office has arraigned the trio of Jedua Ahmed Dawud, Oliver Wubon and Joseph Danladi John before Justice F. Agya of Taraba State High Court on a six-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and forgery. The offences run contrary to Sections 96, 315 and 366 of the Penal Code of Taraba State and punishable under Section 315 of the same law.

The first defendant, Jedua Ahmed Dawud is currently a serving member of Taraba State House of Assembly, representing Sardauna Local Government Area of the state, while the second and third defendant, Oliver Wubon and Joseph Danladi John are current Chairmen of Sardauna and Kurmi local government areas, respectively.


They were alleged to have stolen from the coffers of Sardauna Local Government Area, a total of N104, 200.000 (One Hundred and Four Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira), being funds meant for capital projects in the local government area, while the second and third defendant held the positions of Chairman and Director of finance of the local government area, respectively.

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