Police Pension scam: Court continues trial of 6 officials on June 24

ABUJA –  An FCT High Court, Abuja, Monday said the hearing the alleged N35.8 billion Fund scam involving six would continue June 24.

The EFCC filed 20 counts charge criminal breach 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.

At the last sitting Feb. 27, Baba-Yusuf had admitted some documents as exhibits

Baba-Yusuf said the document, which contains analysis cheques withdrawals and a copy certificate from the EFCC, substantially complied with Section 84 the Evidence Act.

The EFCC has alleged that the accused persons conspired and sequentially withdrew money from the 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 Account with the bank.

It also maintained that the fraud was perpetuated between January 2009 and June 2011. (NAN)

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