Borno Director Jailed For Six Months For
Obstruction Of Justice
Equity Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, on Monday, June 22, 2020, indicted and condemned Usman Abaji to a half year detainment with N600, 000 alternative of fine.
Abaji was indicted by the Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on one-check charge of stiff-necked impediment of the Commission to practice its forces to explore and arraign in an issue including one Ibrahim Goni Bama, as opposed to Section 38 (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act.
EFCC captured the said Bama dependent on examinations that connected him with money related violations yet needed to discharge him on managerial bail to Abaji, who remained as a guarantee for him. After understanding that Bama has slipped off, the Commission alarmed Abaji, his guarantee, however he neglected to deliver Bama.
The one-count charge as a detriment to the Abaji read: “That you, Usman Abaji of Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Borno State, at some point in October, 2019 at Maiduguri, Borno State inside the locale of this good court, did unshakably deter the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in exercise of its capacity to examine/arraign Ibrahim Goni Bama by entering a bond for the whole of N25 million to deliver him before the EFCC at each date he is required until the six bodies of evidence against him are at long last discarded; which you neglected to do so when called upon by the EFCC.
“You subsequently carried out an offense in spite of Section 38(2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (Establishment) Act 2004 and culpable under area 38(2)(b) of a similar Act.”
Abaji conceded to the charge.
In his decision, Justice Kumaliya saw Abaji as liable as charged and condemned him to half year detainment with N600, 000 alternative of fine.