EFCC arraigns two men for vote-buying in Gombe State (Photo)

EFCC arraigns two men for vote-buying in Gombe State (Photo)

The Gombe Zonal Office of EFCC on March 19, 2019 arraigned Alhaji Amadu Garkuwa and Ibrahim Abdul, before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the state’s High Court, sitting in Gombe, on a one-count charge bordering bribery.


They were arrested on February 23, 2019 at Kofar Dagaci Madaki Polling Unit within Gombe Metropolis, during the Presidential and National Assembly election, following an intelligence report received by operatives. They were arrested in the act of sharing money in exchange for votes.
The count reads: “That you, Alhaji Amadu Garkuwa, on or about 23rd February, 2019 on the date slated for Presidential/National Assembly Election at Kofar Dagaci Polling Unit, Mawadaki Area of Gombe, Gombe State, within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to commit an offence received money the sum of N75,000 (Seventy Five Thousand Naira Only) from one Musa Mohammed to be expended for election bribery and thereby committed an offence contrary to the provision of section 124 (5) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and punishable under section 124 (1), (b) and (c) of the same Act.”


They however, pleaded “not guilty” to the charge. Prosecuting counsel, A.Y. Mutaka and G. Ndeh, thereafter, applied for a date for trial to commence.
Defence counsel, A.B.L Ibrany, however moved an oral application for bail, which was opposed by the prosecution. Though the prosecution opposed the oral bail application on the ground that it ought to be formally made since the court was a court of records, Justice Jauro, granted them bail on the terms and conditions of the administrative bail earlier granted them by the EFCC.
While adjourning to April 3, 2019 for trial, the judge added that relevant documents relating to the bail should be filed in the registry of the court.

Source: https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2019/3/efcc-arraigns-two-men-for-vote-buying-in-gombe-state-photo.html

Attention! GiftNaija Comment Warnings!
1. You must share this post on social media before commenting because you may not be paid for your comment if post is not shared
2. Your comments MUST BE constructive with vivid and clear suggestion relating to the post.
3. Your comments MUST NOT be less than 10 words.
4. Multiple Comments are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. You MUST NEVER in multiples per post. Giftnaija would deduct all earnings from your Account. 
5. Do NOT in anyway copy/duplicate or transmit another members comment and paste to earn. Members who indulge themselves copying and duplicating comments, their earnings would be wiped out totally as a warning and Account deactivated if the user continue the act again.. 
6. Giftnaija does not pay for exclamatory comments. Such as hahaha, nice one, wow, congrats, lmao, lol, etc are strictly forbidden and disallowed on Giftnaija allowed. Kindly adhere to this rule.
7. Constructive REPLY to comments is allowed once per comment, per post and subject to all rules as stated above.

1 Comment

Add a Comment

Leave a Reply