ICPC To Arraign Ex-Kebbi Gov Dakingari Over Fraud Allegations
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to arraign the former governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari, for allegedly misappropriating N664.3 million belonging to the state.
A statement the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, on Wednesday said the commission would arraign the former governor at the High Court of Kebbi State in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
Mr Dakingari was said to have conspired with the then Commissioner of Finance, Mohammed Tunga, and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Garba Kamba, to misappropriate funds that were meant for certain provisions for the successful conduct of the 2015 general election.
According to the ICPC spokesperson, Tunga and Kamba are already facing prosecution by the Commission at the Kebbi State High Court.
She, however, said ICPC’s efforts to effect service of the court processes on the former governor have been without success since he was granted bail on self-recognition by the commission.
“The contact address in Asokoro, Abuja, that he gave the Commission turned out to be a vacant plot but when his house in Abuja was eventually found by investigators, he had left a standing order with the security men not to receive any mails or documents on his behalf.
“In addition, his phone contact has remained permanently switched off so calls and text messages cannot be delivered,” the statement said.
Okoduwa noted that ICPC remains confident that Dakingari’s arraignment would hold through the instrumentality of a bench warrant that would ensure he is brought to court.