EFCC takes ex-University VC Kucha, to court over N70 million fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have taken Prof Emmanuel Kucha, the former Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, to court for arraignment on a four-count charge of conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds, abuse of office and gratification over an alleged N70 million fraud.
Kucha who is said to have plead not guilty at the Federal High Court in Makurdi, reportedly committed the offence while serving as a public officer at the university between 2012 and 2017, was accused of collecting bribe in the course of performing his official duties.
The former Vice Chancellor was granted bail in the sum of N10 million with one surety in like sum. His surety must be a public servant with the federal or Benue State Government on Grade Level 17. The court ordered that Kucha be remanded in EFCC’s custody pending the perfection of his bail conditions, before adjourning the case till January 5 for trial.