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Senator Umaru Argungu Arraigned For N419M Fraud In Sokoto

Senator Umaru Argungu Arraigned For N419M Fraud In Sokoto


Umaru Tafidan Argungu, a previous Nigerian Senator has been charged for N419m asserted misrepresentation in Sokoto.


The 61-year-old was summoned on Monday, March 1, preceding Justice Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court on one tally charge of criminal misappropriation of public assets to the tune of N419, 744, 612. 30 (Four Hundred and Nineteen Million, Seven Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Twelve Naira, Thirty Kobo).

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The previous Senator who addressed Kebbi North in the sixth Senate under the People's Democratic Party (PDP), is affirmed to have redirected the said whole which was paid by the Sokoto State government as 40percent value stake in Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited, proprietors of Hijrah Textile Ltd.


As per the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Sokoto state government had gone into a concurrence with the previous Senator to purchase a 40% stake in his organization Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited to make occupations and lift the economy of the state.


Be that as it may, examinations uncovered a few withdrawals and moves from the said record to people not distantly associated with the goals of pivoting the organization, the EFCC said in an articulation.


A visit to the organization guarantees by EFCC examiners showed an organization in an extreme condition of surrender and feebleness.

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The charge peruses: "That you Senator Umar Tafida while being the Chairman of Hijrah Textiles Company Limited and Hijrah Investment Nigeria Limited at some point somewhere in the range of 2016 and 2017 at Sokoto inside the locale of the High CoForty-Fourtice Sokoto State, being depended with the complete amount of N419, 744, 612. 30 (Four Hundred and Nineteen Million, Seven Hundred and Forty Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Twelve Naira, Thirty Kobo) paid by the Sokoto State government addressing 40% speculation of shareholding in your organization to help the economy of the state, untrustworthily abused the cash disregarding the mode in which such trust was to be released and consequently perpetrated Criminal Breach of Trust in opposition to Section 311 of the Penal Code Law CAP 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria and culpable under Section 312 of a similar Law".

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