The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned the General Manager of AGB Limited, Friday Adodo, and the owner of FMateck Limited, Abdulrasheed Yusuf, for forging contract documents.
The defendants were earlier scheduled for arraignment on March 24, 2023, before Justice Abdul Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, on a three-count charge bordering on forging contract documents to bid for a contract at the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority (LBRBDA) in Makurdi, contrary to section 97 of the Penal Code and Section 58(1) of the Procurement Act, 2007.
The earlier arraignment did not hold due to the absence of the second defendant, Adogo, which stalled the arraignment, leading the presiding judge, Justice Dogo to issue a bench warrant for his arrest for violating court proceedings.
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On resumed hearing of the case on Tuesday, March 28, the defendants pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
The AGB manager and Yusuf were granted bail by the judge on stringent conditions.
Justice Dogo, however, ordered that the defendants be remanded in a correctional centre until they meet their bail conditions.
The judge, therefore, adjourned the case to June 20, 2023, for hearing.
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