N260m fraud: Ex-Zamfara varsity VC jailed 35 years


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday secured the conviction of a former Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, Professor Magaji Garba.

The anti-graft agency, in a statement, noted that Justice Maryam Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Garki, Abuja, found him guilty of five counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretences and forgery, and sentenced him to 35 years in jail.

The Garba was arraigned by the EFCC on October 12, 2021, for allegedly extorting various sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a contract of N3bn for the perimeter wall fencing of the university.

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