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Contract Scam: Gombe Commissioner Gets Bail

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Bulus Adamu Samuel, former chairman of Shongom Local Government, and Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Gombe State, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a 4-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, contract scam, misappropriation of public funds, theft and abuse of office before a Federal High Court sitting Bauchi, Bauchi state, was today granted bail.
Justice M. G Umar granted the accused bail in the sum of N5million with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be senior officers in Gombe State civil service not below the rank of director who must own a landed property within the state capital, with statutory right of occupancy.
The accused was arraigned on March 9, 2015 by for allegedly inflating a contract for the electrification of 17.5 km route covering nine villages in the Shongom Local Government council awarded to Tican Engineering Company Nigeria limited in the sum of ( N97,640,000.00) ninety seven million, six hundred and forty thousand naira.
The court adjourned the matter to April 2, 2015 for continuation of trial.


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