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Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

N35.8bn police pension scam: Court continues trial of 6 officials June 24

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An FCT High Court, Abuja, on Monday said the hearing of the alleged N35.8 billion Police Pension Fund scam involving six officials would continue on June 24.

The EFCC filed 20 counts charge of criminal breach of trust and conspiracy against a suspended Permanent Secretary, Atiku Kigo, Esai Dangabar, Ahmed Wada, Sani Zira, John Yusuf and Veronica Onyegbula.
The Judge, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, who fixed the date, ordered the court clerk to issue hearing notices to all the parties.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that at the last sitting on Feb. 27, Baba-Yusuf had admitted some documents as exhibits Baba-Yusuf said the document, which contains analysis of cheques withdrawals and a copy of certificate from the EFCC, substantially complied with Section 84 of the Evidence Act.

The EFCC has alleged that the accused persons conspired and sequentially withdrew money from the Police Pension Fund in an account domiciled at First Bank of Nigeria and shared it.
It also alleged that Wada, particularly collected N18 million from Unity Bank Plc. as his reward for retaining the Police Pension Account with the bank.
It also maintained that the fraud was perpetuated between January 2009 and June 2011. (NAN)

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