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Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Nigeria Law School Fraud: ICPC docks accounts chief

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By Joy Baba

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned one Mohammed Sanusi Musa, the Head of the Accounts Department of the Nigerian Law School, Kano campus before a Kano Federal High Court, for alleged forgery and fraud.

This was contained in a statement, signed by the Commission’s Resident Consultant (Media & Events) Folu Olamiti in Abuja.

Olamiti said Malam Musa was alleged to have defrauded the Law school of over N24 million in the course of performing his duties as Head of the Accounts Department of the school.

According to the statement, “In the charge sheet, filed by George Lawal, ICPC counsel, the accused person was said to have fraudulently forged Unity Bank Plc

cheque leafs of the Law School and collected the sum of over N24

million between June and August, 2011.

“Barr. Lawal averred that the offence is contrary to Section 1(2)(a) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act and punishable under Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

“In the charge sheet with reference number FHC/K/CR/118/2014, Mr. Lawal informed the court that between June and August, 2011 the accused person forged different cheque books totalling N24 million with intent to defraud the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Musa pleaded not guilty to all the charges. His counsel M.B. Dan’azumi, asked the court to grant his client bail.

The statement further said that the Presiding judge, Justice Fatun Odohi Riman, after listening to the submission of the two counsels, granted the accused person bail on the following conditions: bail at N100 million and two sureties in like sum. who must be Civil Servants on Grade Level-14.

Justice Riman later adjourned the case till October 30, for commencement of hearing.


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