Friday, July 10, 2015

ICPC charges five directors for N605m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has charged five directors of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs with offences of defrauding the ministry to the tune of N605m between July 2013 and October 2014.                                                                    
The anti-graft agency filed 46 counts of fraud against the accused persons before Justice Husseini Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja on July 7, 2015.
The accused persons, who were at various times Directors of Finance and Deputy Directors of Finance in the Niger Delta Ministry, allegedly siphoned the money from the Constituency Project account of the ministry under fraudulent claims.
They are Yusuf Agabi (Director of Finance and Account), Akpore Okeroghene (Deputy Director of Finance), Abibu Ayinla (Director of Finance), Idowu Adewale (Deputy Director Accounts) and Ngozi James (Deputy Director Accounts).
Some of them were said to have used the proceeds to build private houses.
Justice Baba has fixed September 16 for the arraignment of the accused persons.



  1. Some people are just fund of committing fraud, and at the end of the day, it either lands them to jail or police custody

  2. Change is finally here..