Court Remands Provost In Prison for Money Laundering 



Yakubu Busari,Jos


A Federal High sitting in Jos under Justice Docas Agishe , has remanded, the former Provost Federal School of Medical Laboratory Jos, Dr Etukudo Sunday, in Jos Prison over an alleged money laundering and misappropriation of N1.3 bn.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned Sunday and Henry Oyobo, a desk officer in budget department of the school, on a six- count charge of conspiracy, money laundering, misappropriation of public funds amongst others on February 29, 2011.

According to the charges, the Provost on the said date allegedly caused the sum of N1.38m, to be transferred from the school budget account into a private account with Zenith Bank by Mr. Henry Oyobo, and N943m into another private account at United African Bank, which is punishable under section 1 sub sec 1(a) of  the 2006 criminal act law .

Counsel to the 1st accused, told that they have filed a process seeking for bail, stressing that the accused have being enjoying administrative bail by the EFCC, adding that it looks ironical that the same EFCC are denying the accused bail in the court.

However, prosecution counsel Y. Y. Charles, sought leave of the court to remand the accused persons based on the level of allegations against them.

Justice Mrs. Dorcas Agishe, of the high court 1, remanded the accused in the Jos and adjourned the matter for ruling on the bail application and continuation of hearing till November 20, 2018.