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N20m JAMB Fraud: How Defendant ‘Owned Up’ To Crime – Witness

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A prosecution witness and Director on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Karimatu Abubakar, has testified in a cash laundering case involving one Aliyu Yakubu.

Yakubu, a income officer with the Kano Zonal Office of JAMB, is going through eight counts bordering on felony breach of belief, misappropriation of funds, and cash laundering to the tune of N20 million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed the costs towards him on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja.

During proceedings on Thursday, Abubakar informed Justice Peter Affen how the defendant admitted within the workplace that he diverted the cash.

The funds, based on the EFCC, are proceeds from gross sales of e-facility playing cards whereas Yakubu reportedly changed the bought playing cards with cardboard papers he lower to measurement.

In Lagos, one Olaniyi Ogungbaiye was arraigned by the anti-graft company earlier than Justice O. A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja.

The defendant was charged with 4 counts bordering on conspiracy to acquire cash by false pretence, acquiring cash by false pretence, and possession of fraudulent paperwork.

One of the counts learn, “That you, Olaniyi Ogungbaiye and Babatunde Olanrewaju Oseifa aka Lanre Moet sometime in 2018, in Lagos within the Ikeja judicial with intent to defraud conspired to obtain several sums of money from unsuspected members of the public through romance and love scam in order to gain advantage for yourselves thereby committed an offence contrary to section (8)a of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.”

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