Edo royal fathers’ face trial over alleged N1.5bn fraud

Edo royal fathers’ face trial over alleged N1.5bn fraud

Two royal blood, Mallam Ali Sulayman and Prince Alao Stephen from Etsako Clan in Edo North Senatorial district of Edo State are billed to appear in court on Monday September over N1.5 billion fraud in Edo State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEEB. The duo are to appear before the Criminal Division of a Benin High

Two royal blood, Mallam Ali Sulayman and Prince Alao Stephen from Etsako Clan in Edo North Senatorial district of Edo State are billed to appear in court on Monday September over N1.5 billion fraud in Edo State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEEB.

The duo are to appear before the Criminal Division of a Benin High court presided over by justice Ohima Ovbiagele for commencement of their trial for corruption charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The agency had in 2017 arraigned Prince Stephen Alao, from Avianwu Clan in Etsako Central and Mallam Ali Sulaman, the Clan head of Imiegbai in Etsako East and others before justice Ohima Ovbiagele for the offences, arraigned, remanded the accused in prison custody and were later granted bail.

COMRADE ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF APC

Ali, Alao and others, were alleged to have between 2013 and 2016 corruptly enriched themselves with various sums of money from the bulk sales of their own share of SUBEEB contacts.

The offence, according to EFCC, is punishable under section 26(1) and other relevant sections of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences act of 2000.

EDO STATE GOVERNOR, GODWIN OBASEKI
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