EFCC Arraigns Former Zamfara Sharia Court Registrar Over  Alleged Financial Misconduct

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought forth charges against a former registrar of Zamfara State Upper Sharia Court 1 Gusau, Abubakar Garba Dandare. 

The arraignment, presided over by Justice Bello Shinkafi of Zamfara State High Court in Gusau, signifies a pivotal moment in the fight for accountability and transparency in Nigeria.

Dandare faces two counts charges, each stemming from alleged egregious actions involving the misappropriation of funds and forgery.

 The EFCC accuses him of diverting a substantial sum of N3.8 million belonging to the estate of the late businessman, Alhaji Ladan Mada. 

He stands accused of forging the signature of Aminu Mada, the deceased’s next of kin, on the Court Cash Deposit Register.

These allegations, brought forth under the court case number ZMJ/GS/13C/2024, paint a troubling picture of financial misconduct and breach of trust. 

According to the EFCC’s investigation, Dandare purportedly diverted the sum of N3,837,634.46, originally designated as a retention fee by the Zamfara State Ministry of Finance for the family of the deceased, on the 4th of December 2012. 

This diversion allegedly occurred during his tenure as the Registrar of Upper Sharia Court 1, Samara Gusau, Zamfara State.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that if found guilty, Dandare could face severe penalties, including imprisonment and hefty fines,

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