Zulum Removes EFCC Arrested Commissioner-Nominee Ngoshe From List

Dr. Ibrahim Yusuf Ngoshe has been removed by Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum from the list of commissioner nominees for the State House of Assembly’s screening.
On Friday, the governor forwarded the list to the parliamentarians.
However, Mallam Isa Gusau, the spokesperson for Zulum, revealed in a statement on Saturday that the governor has removed the name of the arraigned nominee.
The statement said that Zulum had informed the state legislators of his decision.
Ngoshe, a native of the Southern Borno senatorial district of Gwoza local government area, was among the All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants for the ticket of Gwoza State Constituency, but he lost.
According to the Governor’s spokesman, the number of nominations for commissioner has therefore decreased from 18 to 17.
Gusau said further details will be provided should the need arise.
It is unclear if Ngoshe’s case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) triggered the governor’s action.
In March, the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency arraigned Ngoshe before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, on a one-count charge of criminal misappropriation to the tune of N24,000,000.00 (Twenty-Four Million Naira).
The charge reads: “That you, Ibrahim Yusuf Ngoshe whilst being the Principal of Mairi Islamic Senior Secondary School, Maiduguri, Borno State, between the year 2012 to 2023, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did dishonestly misappropriate the revenue generated by the School and diverted same in the establishment of your school by name Sheik Abba Aji Memorial Integrated School at Mairi Kuwait being monies meant for payment of staff salaries, additional structures and other physical projects for the school to the tune of N24,000,000.00 (Twenty Four Million Naira) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Penal Code Cap.102 Laws of the Borno State of Nigeria and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.”
He had pleaded “not guilty” to the charge preferred against him, while the judge remanded him and adjourned the case till May.
Ada Peter
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