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Ex-Kano Commissioner For Trial March 8

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The trial of ex-Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, has been fixed for March 8, at a Kano State High Court.

Yusuf will face charges for alleged misappropriation of over N47 million.

According to a writ of summons, a three-count charge of breach of trust and corrupt practice has been slammed on Yusuf.

In the summons, evidence and confessional statements showed that Yusuf diverted $94,800, equivalent of N15,168,000, meant for utility bills and allowances of students studying at the Mansura University in Cairo, Egypt.

It said: “Yusuf, who was also a member of the committee on foreign scholarship, was entrusted with $294,800.00, equivalent to N47,168,000.00, for the upkeep and other allowances of students who are on foreign scholarship in Mansoura University in Egypt.

“Of this money, investigation and confessional statement obtained from witnesses and other sources clearly indicated that Yusuf diverted $94,800.00 equivalent to N15,168,000.00.

“The first offence is thereby committed and punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code. Secondly, the accused person has violated the Code of Conduct for public officers and Kano State civil service rule, as stipulated under Section 123(a) of the Penal Code.

“The offence also contradicts Section 24 (a) (1) of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission Law 2008 as amended.

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