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Badamasi Maccido

Badamasi Maccido
Senator for Sokoto North
In office
May 2003 – October 2006
Preceded by Aliyu Abubakar
Succeeded by Ahmed Muhammad Maccido
Personal details
Born 1961
Sokoto State, Nigeria
Died 29 October 2006

Badamasi Maccido (1961-2006) was elected federal Senator for the Sokoto North constituency of Sokoto State, Nigeria in April 2003 on the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) platform. He died in a plane crash in October 2006.

Maccido was born in 1961, son of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, and went to school at Federal Government College, Sokoto. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bsc in Building Engineering. He once served as a Sokoto State commissioner in the administration of Governor Attahiru Bafarawa.[1]

Maccido was elected Senator for Sokoto North, taking his seat in May 2003.[2] In April 2005 the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arraigned Maccido and others for involvement in an alleged N55 million budget bribe scam. Also charged were former Senate President Adolphus Wabara and former Education Minister Fabian Osuji.[3] They were said to have demanded, received and shared N55 million to facilitate the passage of Education ministry's budget.[4] After extended legal battles, on 1 June 2010 a full panel of the Court of Appeal in Abuja quashed all the charges, discharged and acquitted the accused. In Maccido's case, the acquittal was posthumous.[5]

Maccido was killed in the crash of ADC Airlines Flight 53 with his father and his son, Umaru, on 29 October 2006.[6] The plane, which was said to be in a poor state of maintenance, crashed in a storm shortly after take-off.[7]

References

  1. ^ Joseph Ushigiale (2005-03-23). "The Indicted Men". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Senators". Dawodu. Archived from the original on 20 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. ^ "ICPC arraigns Wabara, Osuji, others•As Obasanjo picks replacements for sacked ministers". Daily Champion. April 13, 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ Lillian Okenwa (01.12.2006). "Bribe for budget scandal: Wabara goes on appeal". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ AHURAKA YUSUF (13 June 2010). "Wabara's Seven Years To Recovery". Leadership. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Yet Another Air Tragedy". Nigerian Newsday. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Nigerian sultan among crash dead". BBC News. 29 October 2006. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 


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