Accountant in court for alleged missappropriation of N1.7m
A 44-year old accountant, Adejoh Okpanachi of No 7, opposite Figesi Street Utako, Abuja, has appeared before the Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates Court for allegedly misappropriating N1.7 million. The Police Prosecutor, Monday Akor, told the court that Okpanachi was an accountant with the Association of Retired Police officers
in Nigeria (ARPON). According to Akor, on September 1, 2012, a lawyer, Timothy Anyira, petitioned the Commissioner of Police for FCT, over the offence. Akor told the court that after auditing the account of the association from January to June 2012, it was discovered that some monies were missing.
“After an audit of the account, it was discovered that the accused had fraudulently stolen over N1.7 million belonging to the association,’’ Akor said.
Akor said the offence of theft, criminal missapropriation and breach of trust which the accused was charged with, was contrary to the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Shaibu Usman, admitted the accused to bail for N1 million and a surety in like sum.
He said that the surety must be resident within the FCT and be a civil servant of not below grade level 10.
Shaibu adjourned the case to March 4, 2013 for hearing. (NAN)