The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has charged the immediate past Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu with an alleged N3bn fraud.
Aliyu was charged alongside the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state, Umar Nasko.
The charges were filed before a Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State.
According to the EFCC, Aliyu allegedly diverted N520m from the Niger State Government Security Account domiciled in Zenith Bank account between January and March 2011.
The agency also claimed that the former governor also diverted N1.7bn from the same account.
The commission said in 2015 Aliyu and Nasko allegedly diverted about N1.09bn, which was 16 per cent shares of Niger State in the North South Power Company Limited.