Vanguard (Lagos)

30 January 2013

Nigeria: EFCC Docks Lawmaker Over Alleged N125.5 Million Cheque Scam

Abuja — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday docked the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internal Security, Aliyu Gebi, before an Abuja high court at Apo, following allegations that he issued 13 separate dud cheques to the tune of N125.5million to oil company he borrowed money from in 2012.

The anti-graft agency in a 13-count charge it preferred against the embattled lawmaker told the court that the accused, knowing he had insufficient fund in his account, issued dud cheques in favour of the complainant, Musty Petroleum Limited.

It maintained that the offence was contrary to and punishable under section l(b) (i) of the Dishonoured Cheque (offences) Act, 2004 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

Specifically, EFCC alleged that the lawmaker issued the complainant with post dated cheques from his United Bank For Africa, UBA, personal account and a company account named Craft Technology Limited with value of dates on 13/01/2012 and 12/01/12 respectively.

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