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ICPC Arraigns Former IGP, CP, Over N16.4m Fraud
Former IG, Commissioner of Police Re-Arraigned For Fraud
Ehindero a former Inspector General of Police and Obaniyi, a former police commissioner were arraigned over an alleged N16.4 million fraud.
The accused were again arraigned on a 10-count amended charge before a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting at Apo, Abuja.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the charge borders on conspiracy, fraud and making false statement.
Legit.ng reports that the prosecutor, OG Iwuagwu, told the court that the accused committed the offences from May to November 2006, adding that the duo conspired and used their positions to place N500 million in two fixed deposit accounts.
Iwuagwu said that the money was part of N557,995,065.00 donated by the Bayelsa government to the Nigeria Police for purchase of arms and ammunition.
The prosecutor said that the N500 million placed in fixed deposits yielded an interest of N16,412,315.06.
The alleged offences contravene sections 26(1) and 22(5) of the ICPC Act, 2000. But the former police chiefs, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
They objected to the prosecutor’s application for the court to proceed with evidence by a prosecution witness who, the prosecutor said, was ready to testify.
The defence counsel submitted that the statements of the accused were not served along with the amended charge.
Justice Sylvanus Orji directed the prosecutor to serve the defence counsel with the statements and adjourned the case till January 8 for hearing, Legit.ng reports.