Diezani election bribe saga: EFCC arraigns INEC staff over N138 million bribe (PHOTOS)

Administrative Secretary, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Gombe State, Mr.Gregory Tarkumbur, and two retired INEC staff: Bunu Mulima and Yunusa Ali Biri were this morning arraigned by EFCC before Justice Abubakar Jauro of High Court 9 Gombe, over N138 million bribe allegedly offered them by former Petroleum Minister, in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 general elections.

The offense was committed between March and May 2015, in contravention of Section 9 (1) (2) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Act, 2000. 

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges read them. In view of their plea, prosecution counsel Abubakar Aliyu urged the court to fix a date for trial. 

While adjourning the case to 1st and 2nd November, 2017 for hearing, Justice Jauro admitted the accused persons to bail on the terms of the administrative bail earlier granted them by the Commission.

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