Maimuna Aliyu Ex-ICPC board nominee to be arraigned over N57m alleged fraud

Aliyu is billed to explain how she allegedly diverted about N57 million being sales from the property belonging to the bank.

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Ex-banker and former nominee to the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission [ICPC], board nominee, Maimuna Aliyu will be arraigned before an Abuja High Court on December 14, 2017.

The ICPC has filed a three count charges against Aliyu at the Federal High Court in Abuja following allegations of financial improprieties and fraud.

Aliyu is billed to explain how she allegedly diverted about N57 million being sales from the property belonging to the bank.

When the matter was called on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the prosecuting Counsel, ‎Osuobeni Akponimisingha told the court that though the matter was for arraignment of the defendant but that the prosecution had some difficulties serving court processes on her.

Akponimisingha further added that she was eventually served through the IPO, who claimed that he (IPO) told her of the arraignment date.

According to him, "since we did not procure hearing notice from the court to serve, we take responsibility of her absence in court".

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He however prayed the court for a short adjournment to serve her with the hearing notice.

Defence counsel, J.K Gadzama SAN informed the court that his client was not aware of the arraignment and hence, the reason for her absence.

He added that, he was not present when the IPO served the defendant with the process.

He undertook to bring the defendant to court at the next adjourned date.

After hearing the parties, the trial judge, Justice. Nasiru adjourned till December 14.

The Federal Government had slammed a three count charge on the defendant bothering on diversion of about N57 million belonging to Aso Savings and Loans for her personal use.

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