N132m Alleged Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Ex-Sec, Adamawa Pilgrim Welfare Board, 3 Others

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By Adebola Owolola

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe zonal office, on January 7, 2019 arraigned Lucious Mayo, Elisie Yaduwa, Elisha Yahaya and Rhoda Samson before Justice Nathan Musa of an Adamawa State High Court, on a nine-count charge bordering on “conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence, diversion, inflation of contract price, forgery and refusal to make full disclosure of assets” to the EFCC.

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Mayo is alleged to have, as Executive Secretary of the state’s Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, connived with Yaduwa, the Director of Finance and Account; Yahaya, Accountant, and Samson, cashier, to divert to personal use, about N132 million out of N347, 848,220 (Three Hundred and Forty Seven Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty Four Thousand Two Hundred and Twenty Naira) only released in 2016 by the Adamawa State government to cater for the pilgrimage exercise of Christians.

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