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EFCC arraigns ex-Kwara Scholarship Board chair, 2 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the immediate past chairperson of Kwara State Scholarship Board, Hajia Fatimah Yusuf and two others; Fatai Lamidi and Stephen Ajewole over alleged fraud.

The defendants were arraigned on Wednesday before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the State High Court, Ilorin. They were arraigned on a seven-count charge for their alleged involvements in bursary fraud in the state.

All the defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges, prompting prosecuting counsel, Blessing Akinsola, to ask the court for a date for commencement of trial and for the defendants to be remanded in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Centre.

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