The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned two whistle blowers, Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two separate one count charge before Justice M. T Salihu of the Federal High Court Maiduguri, for allegedly giving false information to the agency under the whistle blowing policy.
According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Fannamit misled the agency with information about illegally acquired monies purportedly buried at the residence of one Ba’a Lawan.
“But the information turned out to be false after the execution of a search warrant”, he said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The charge against Fannami reads, “That you, Buhari Fannami on or about the 8th day of May, 2017 at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did make statement to Officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission under the Whistle Blowing policy to the effect that large sums of money being the proceeds of crime were buried in the residence Ba’a Lawan at Pompomari Layout along Pompomari Bypass, Maiduguri which information/statement you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 39 (2) (a) and 39 (2) (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 respectively”.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. Justice Salihu adjourned the matter to June 7 and 8, 2017 for hearing and ordered them to be remanded in the prison custody.