ICPC To Arraign NSCDC Boss Over N1.2 Billion Unspent Funds

ICPC To Arraign NSCDC Boss Over N1.2 Billion Unspent Funds

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed on Monday, May 11, 2015 that it plans to arraign the former boss of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and due to unspent funds amounting to a huge sum of N1.2 billion.

Folu Olamiti, a resident consultant for the ICPC disclosed this in a statement on Monday, May 11, 2015 while granting an interview in Abuja.

Justice Husseini Baba is the presiding Federal Capital Territory High Court Judge over the case which will proceed hearing on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Olamiti mentioned in his statement that the NSCDC officials to be brough to book include a former Commandant general, Mohammed Umar and Amobi Chidozie alongside Ojulope Oyemoni whose ranks were not specifically revealed.

The ICPC resideent consultant, Olamiti further explained that the alleged bribes were offered in December 2004 to some public officers in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF in a bid to induce them into extending the time of remittance of the N1.2bn unspent funds belonging to MSCDC.

Mr Olatimi stated that ‘The accused were alleged to have conspired and also used their public offices to offer gratification to some public officers of the office of the AGF in the sum of N1.5million as inducement.’

‘The trio will also be facing trial for the transfer of the sum of N8.2 million meant for overhead vote to personnel vote – an offence contrary and punishable under Section 22 (5) of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act, 2000.’ He concluded

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