- ICPC said it is set to arraign Maimuna Aliyu, mother of Maryam Sanda, in court
- Aliyu, the former executive director of Aso Savings and Loans Ltd, is to be arraigned on fraud charges
- She is to be arraigned at the same court where her daughter was recently arraigned for allegedly stabbing her husband to death
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it has finalized plans to arraign Maimuna Aliyu, mother of Maryam Sanda who is currently facing charges for allegedly killing her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.
The ICPC, on Monday, November 27, said Aliyu, who was former executive director of Aso Savings and Loans Ltd and a dropped nominee for board of ICPC, would be arraigned today, November 28 at the FCT high court in Jabi.
According to a report by Daily Trust, this is the same court where Aliyu's daughter was arraigned few days ago and remanded in prison for allegedly stabbing her husband to death in a fit of jealous rage.
However, Aliyu would be facing different judges from her daughter's.
A statement by ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, claimed: "The arraignment is set to take place on Tuesday 28th November 2017 before Justice M. A Nasir of High Court 16 Jabi, Abuja.”
The ICPC is arraigning Aliyu of charges bordering on fraud allegations committed while she was boss of Aso Savings and Loans Ltd.
The statement read: “Mrs Aliyu allegedly sold off three plots of land 2432; 2433; and 2434 in Cadastral Zone B08, Jahi District, Abuja, on behalf of Aso Savings and Loans Ltd at the cost of N57m without remitting same to the bank.”
“She is also believed to have made false statement to officials of ICPC all contrary to Sections 19 and 25(1) (a) & (b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000; and Section 311 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Laws of Northern Nigeria 1990."
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Recall that NAIJ.com recently reported that Aliyu responded to the corruption allegations against her which cost her nomination into the board of the ICPC.
Aliyu's name and that of another nominee, Sa'ad Alanamu were withdrawn from the board of the ICPC by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, after allegations of corruption against them cropped up in the media following their nomination.
She however denied the allegations levelled against her, attributing it to a petition she wrote to anti-graft agencies, where she exposed the alleged fraud at a popular savings and loans firm.
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