Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned the Provost of Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, Dr. Nkereuwem Etukudo, to court for fraud, embezzlement and diversion of public funds before a Jos High court.
The funds are said to be running into millions of naira.
Etukudo was arraigned with two other members of staff of the institution and two contractors. The staff are the Accountant/Bursar, Mr. Yusuf Samuel and the Data Analyst, Mr. Ernest Demto. The contractors are Messrs Esio Udoh and Goodluck Echenwa.
They were arraigned before Justice Y.D. Dakwak of Court 2 in suit No, PLDJ/36c/2015. However the charges were not formally read to the accused in court because the Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Steve Odiase, curiously told the court that even though the case was for arraignment, one of the accused persons, Ernest Demto was down with kidney disease and currently receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Abuja.
He said that since they were to be jointly arraigned, it was improper to arraign the remaining people.
Odiase asked for a long adjournment to enable the parties pray for the quick recovery of the accused, adding that if by the next adjourned date, he was still unfit to stand prosecution, he would amend the charges to enable the case to go on.
Dakwak granted the plea of the prosecution counsel and adjourned the case to May 2.

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