Former Bauchi Governors, Yuguda, Abubakar To Refund One Trillion Naira To BASG – Committee

March 7, 2020
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From Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

The Assets Recovery Committee set up by the Bauchi State
Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has explained that two former
Governors of Bauchi State Mallam Isa Yuguda and the immediate past Governor
Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and their associates are to refund over one
trillion Naira allegedly looted during their tenures to Bauchi State Government.

This is coming as the committee is about to wind up its
activities claimed that it discovered more items allegedly belonged to the
State Government from the House of the Former Governor Mohammed Abdullahi
Abubakar.

A member of the committee Barrister Lawal Husseini Ibrahim
stated this in Bauchi Saturday while answering question on the activities of
the committee, He said “ as the committee was rounding up its activities it
received a whistle blower tip of items being carted away and transferred outside
the state by the family of former governor Abubakar, the committee visited the
House of the former Governor at Fadaman Mada and was able to recover only few
items like 105 Pasta making machines , 10 sewing machines , carton of surgical
hand gloves and several office furniture’s belonging to the Bauchi Government,
the committee had earlier recovered four tractors a luxury Bus and a House
belonged to the state government which the former governor Abubakar sold to
himself the house is located opposite Government House adjacent to Wikki Hotel”

Lawal said the committee traced a lot of Bauchi Government
properties and resources frittered away by the two former governors and their
associates and the committee may submit its report any moment and expressed
optimism that if the recommendations of the committee are implemented the two
former governors and their associates will refund over one trillion naira to
the state government.

When asked about the suit filed by the two former governors
challenging the activities of the committee, Barrister Lawal said “ Yes the
former governors Abubakar and Yuguda took the committee before the Federal High
Courts in Abuja and Bauchi State High Court but the committee is responding
adequately to the suits and will submit its report without hitches by the grace
of Allah”.

He said the committee traced over 16 different lands ,
building and properties at different locations in Kaduna State with certificate
of occupancy belonged to the Bauchi government and theiy investigated various
contract awarded by the two previous administrations like purchase of 500
tractors of which 40 as delivered , how ecological funds, Paris club refunds
and various loans were taken and details of their finding will be made
available when they submit their report to the government.

Effort to Speak to the two former commissioners of
Information’s during Mallam Isa Yuguda Salisu Ahmad Barau and Umar Sade during
MA Abubakar failed Barau number is not going while Sade didn’t pick call and he
didn’t reply the text message sent his phone at the time of filing this report.

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