A Federal High Court sitting in Gusau Zamfara State presided over by Justice Fatima Murtala has remanded two officials of the Zamfara State Universal Education Board in prison custody till July 7, 2016 for ruling on their bail applications and trial.
The two officials, Gambo Lawal Tsafe, the Director of Works of the Board, and the Board's Accountant, Kasimu Muhammad were arraigned June 21, 2016 on a three count charge of Conspiracy and Money Laundering.
The duo allegedly collected N7.4million bribe from a contractor, one Nasiru Nahoro, who constructed conference room at the Board's Headquarters for N74m.
The amount represented 10% of the contract sum. The Judge adjourned the case to July 7, 2016 for ruling on bail application and trial and ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.