Ex-Gov Doma Charged With N12b Fraud

Aliyu Akwe Doma

Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nassarawa State governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was expected to arraign the former governor of Nassarawa State, Aliyu Akwe Doma and 9 other persons today over allegation of N12 billion fraud.

Aliyu Akwe Doma

As at the time of filing this report, the defendants were expected to be arraigned at the High Court in Lafia, Nassarawa State.

To be arraigned along aside the ex-governor are: Senator John Dangoyi, Timothy Anthony Anjide, Dauda Egwa, Aigbakhode John, Abdumumin Jubril, Suleiman Ibrahim, Incapint Nigeria Limited, Broworks Limited and Green Forest Investment Limited.

In the 17-count charge of fraud levelled against the defendants, the EFCC alleged that ex-governor Akwe Doma and his co-defendants between 2007 and 2011 converted over N12 billion belonging to the Nassarawa State Government into their private and personal use.

The EFCC also alleged that all the defendants at various times between 2007 and 2011 illegally used several companies to siphon huge sums of money from the account of the state government.

According to the charge, two of the companies used by the defendants retain the illegal money withdrawn from the account of the state government are Incapint Nigeria Limited owned John Aigbakhode and Abdullahi Brothers Limited.

The alleged offences committed by the defendants are contrary to section 14(1)(a) and 17 of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under sections 14 and 16 of the same act.

Parts of the charge read:“That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor of Nasarawa state), Timothy Anthony Anjide and Dauda Egwa between January 2007 and December 2009, in Lafia, Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N5, 000, 000,000 property of Nassarawa State government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 14(1) of the same Act.

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Count 2 reads: “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor of Nassarawa State), Timothy Anthony Anjide and Dauda Egwa between January 2009 and December 2009, in Lafia Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N1, 000, 000,000 property of Nassarawa State Government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 14(1) of the same Act”

Count 3 reads: “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor of Nassarawa State), Timothy Anthony Anjide and Dauda Egwa between January 2010 and December 2010, in Lafia Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N274,000,000 property of Nassarawa State government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 14(1) of the same Act”

Count 4 reads: “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor of Nassarawa State), Timothy Anthony Anjide and Dauda Egwa between January 2011 and May 2011, in Lafia Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N287,000,000 property of Nassarawa State government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 14(1) of the same Act”

Count 5 reads: “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor Of Nassarawa State) and Timothy Anthony Anjide on or about the 22nd of February 2011 in Lafia, Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N100,000,000 property of Nassarawa State Government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14(1) (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 14(1) of the same Act.

Count 6 reads “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor Of Nassarawa State) and Dauda Egwa on or about the 20th of April 2011 in Lafia Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N200,000.000 property of Nassarawa State Government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under section 14(1) of the same act.

Count 7 reads “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (Former Governor Of Nassarawa State) between January, 2008 and December, 2008 in Lafia Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did procure Incapint Nig. Limited (a company owned by Aigbakhode John) to retain in its account the sum of N1.5000,000,000 which sum formed part of the funds illegal withdrawn from the account of Nassarawa State government and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 17 of the money laundering ( Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under section 16 of the Money Laundering ( Prohibition) Act 2004.

Count 8 reads: “That you Aliyu Akwe Doma (former governor of Nassarawa state), Aigbakhode John, Suleiman Ibrahim, Incapint Nigeria limited and Broworks Limited, between January 2008 and December 2008, in Lafia Nassarawa State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court converted the sum of N1, 500, 000,000 property of Nassarawa State government being proceeds of an illicit act to wit: Concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 14(1)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004 and punishable under Section 14(1) of the same Act”

—Henry Ojelu