EFCC Arrests Federal University Of Gusau Vice Chancellor Over N260m Contract Scam (Photo)




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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have nabbed the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gusau.

The VC identified as Prof. Magaji Garba arrested over alleged N260 contract scam, according to a by NAN.

A competent source at the anti-graft agency disclosed this to the News Agency of Monday that the vice-chancellor being held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja as at the time of filing this .

The source said that the accused, sometime in 2018 fraudulently obtained the sum of N260 from a contractor, Shehu , owner of Ministaco Limited to facilitate a contract.

The source further stated that Mr Garba collected the said amount the pretext that the university going to award his company a contract worth N3billion for the construction of perimeter wall fence around the institution.

The source said the contract did not materialise and the was not returned.

“He was detained by the agency Thursday January 28 after he honoured an invitation in relation to his involvement in a case of abuse of office, corrupt practices and contract scam.

“The VC is being grilled by investigators of the EFCC, are interested in knowing what happened to the , ” the source said.

When contacted by NAN Correspondent on the , spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest but declined further comments.

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