Court Jails Borno Director six months for obstruction of justice

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Court Jails Borno Director six months for obstruction of justice
Borno Director, Usman Abaji 

By Soni Daniel

Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, June 22, 2020, convicted and sentenced an assistant director in Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Usman Abaji to six months imprisonment for obstruction of justice.

The convict was prosecuted by the Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on one- count charge of willful obstruction of the Commission to exercise its powers to investigate and prosecute in a matter involving one Ibrahim Goni Bama, contrary to Section 38 (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act.

The Commission arrested the said Bama based on investigations that linked him with financial crimes but had to release him on administrative bail to Abaji, who stood as a surety for him.

Upon realizing that Bama has absconded, the Commission alerted Abaji, his surety, who failed to produce him despite the ample time given him…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper