The Gombe State Zonal workplace of EFCC arraigned the duo of Senator Saidu Umar Kumo (Garkuwan Gombe) and Hon. Nuhu Poloma earlier than Justice Nehizena Apolabi of the Federal Excessive Courtroom Gombe on 5 counts cost bordering on conspiracy and Cash Laundering.
The duo have been alleged to have on the 27th March, 2015 visited Constancy Financial institution Plc Gombe Department the place they signed and collected the sum of 4 Hundred and Fifty Million Naira Solely (N450, 000, 000) after presenting a photocopy of their identification playing cards.
The cash was suspected to be proceeds of unlawful acts. Particularly, Senator Kumo took the sum of One Hundred and Eleven Million Naira (N111, 000, 000) out of the 4 Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N450, 000, 000) on the financial institution and instructed one Abba Sunday Agaba, the Constancy Financial institution official to ship the remaining steadiness of Three Hundred and Thirty Three Million, 5 Hundred Thousand Naira solely (N333, 500, 000) to the Cashier, Authorities Home Gombe.
Investigation revealed that out of his share, Senator Kumo gave Two Million Naira solely to Hon. Poloma, used the sum of Three Million Naira personally and didn’t accounted for the remaining steadiness of One Hundred and Six Million Naira which was collected by him on the financial institution.
Rely one of many cost learn “That you just, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo and Hon. Nuhu Poloma on or about 27th March, 2015 inside the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Courtroom did conspire between yourselves to just accept money cost of the sum of 4 Hundred and Fifty Million Naira Solely (N450, 000, 000) from one Abba Sunday Agaba a money officer with Constancy Financial institution, which exceeds the statutory restrict authorised by regulation and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and Punishable beneath Part 18 (a) and 16 (2) (a) of the Cash Laundering Act 2011 as amended.
They pleaded not responsible to all of the 5 depend cost learn in opposition to them. The Prosecution counsel, Israel Akande then prayed the Honourable Courtroom for a date to start trial.