Tuesday, August 3

JUST IN: EFCC Arraigns 5 Sokoto Govt Officials Over ‘N500m Scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended five management staff of the state Primary Staff Pension Board for allegedly diverting N553.985,644.1.

The fund which was meant for payment of gratuities and pensions of retired teachers was diverted by them.

The staff include, Abubakar Aliyu, Hassana Moyi, Haliru Ahmad, Kabiru Ahmad and Dahiru Muhammad Isa who are Secretary, Director of Finance and Supply, deputy Director of Finance and Supply, Accountant and Cashier of the board respectively.

They were brought before the Sokoto High Court on 28 count-charge bordering on forgery, criminal breach of trust and misappropriation, which were contrary to sections 92 (2), 311, of the Penal Code law CAP 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria and Sections 351, 353, 348 of the Sokoto Penal Code law 2019.

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