The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Chief of Staff to Gov. Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla, Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta, over his alleged involvement in N2.88 billion scam.
Leadership Newspapers reports that, Jimeta who also served as chief of staff to former Governor Murtala Nyako, used his position to get some contracts and divert some of the state funds.
He is being investigated for his alleged involvement in a scam amounting to over N2.88 billion for the renovation of Yola International Hotel that was awarded during Murtala Nyako’s administration. The contract for the project had been reviewed almost three times while payment were categorized into nine installments where the government then paid up to N2.664 billion leaving a balance of N204 million.
The EFCC operatives upon arrival in the state, sealed off some properties belonging to Jimeta located along Karewa road opposite Bekaji housing estate.