The Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over four vehicles recovered from some management staff of the Federal University Ditsin-ma (FUDMA), Katsina State, to the institution’s authorities.
Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday stated that the vehicles were recovered following a petition by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.
He made it known that the Minister alleged that the former principal officers of the institution paid themselves several millions of Naira as severance allowances as well as engaged in suspicious financial transactions with a first generation bank.
According to the spokesman, other offences against the suspects include procurement of personal items at inflated prices and violation of due process in the award of contracts, among others.
“The recoverd vehicles include two Toyota Corolla with registration numbers FUDMA 51F-03FG and FUDMA 51F-05FG; Toyota Land Cruiser ZTRJ150L with registration number, FG 668- E45 and Toyota Camry XLE 205 with registration number ABC 601 LX.
“During the handling over ceremony, the Kaduna zonal Head of EFCC, Mailafia Yakubu, stated that the vehicles were released based on a request by the university authority, so as to enable them run the affairs of the institution.
“The handover is a testament that that the fight against corruption is real and investigation is still ongoing and those involved will be prosecuted,” he stated.
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