The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned Murtala Adamu Jangebe, Chairman Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and his associate, Sani Bawa Jabaka before Justice Nasiru Umar Gumi of Zamfara State High Court on a 3-count charge bordering Misappropriation and Diversion of Public Funds.
The accused persons allegedly diverted funds earmarked for the payment of contractors for sundry contracts executed for SUBEB under the 2008/2009 UBE projects across Zamfara State.
According to the spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The case has been adjourned to February 17 and 18, 2016 for consideration of their bail applications, while the accused were remanded in prison custody.
Jangebe is also being prosecuted by the EFCC on money laundering charges before Justice Z.B Abubakar of Federal High Court Gusau.