Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC,
yesterday arraigned one
Mohammed Dogonyaro
Audu (aka Abdullahi
Dogonyaro Mohammed)
and Yahaya Ayodeji, both
members of staff of the
Office of the Accountant-
General of the Federation,
OAGF, before Justice
Yusuf Halilu of the
High Court, Abuja, on
a 10-count charge of
criminal conspiracy and
complicity in the award
of contacts.
The officials allegedly
abused their offices
by floating companies
through which they
cornered contracts
emanating from the
Economic Reform and
Governance Project,
ERGP, domiciled in the
AGF’s office.
The accused pleaded
not guilty when the
charge was read to them.
Count three of the
charge reads: “ That you
Mohammed Dogonyaro
Audu(aka Abdullahi
Dogonyaro Mohammed)
and Yahaya Ayodeji
while employed in the
public service on the 5th
of August 2011 at Abuja
in the jurisdiction of
this Honourable Court
knowingly acquired a
private interest through
your company, AY-Quest
Worldwide Limited,
in a contract awarded
for the procurement
of GIFMIS training
materials emanating from
the Economic Reform
and Governance Project,
ERGP, office of the
Accountant-General of
the Federation wherein
you are both employed
and thereby committed
an offence contrary
to Section 12 of the
Independent Corrupt
Practices and Other
Related Offences Act,
In view of their plea,
prosecution counsel, Mr.
Cosmas Ugwu, asked
the court for a date to
commence their trial.
However, counsel to
the accused persons,
Abubakar Sadiq Oderiku,
made an oral application
for bail, citing the “chaotic
epileptic power supply”
and short notice from his
clients as the reason for
the application.
Justice Halilu ruled that
the defence files a formal
application for bail as the
matter is before a court of
He remanded the
accused persons in Kuje
prison and adjourned the
matter till June 9, 2015

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