N4.6m Fraud: Ex-Revenue Officer bags Three Years Imprisonment

A former Revenue Officer with the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Mrs.

Dorothy Chigozie Amalili, has been sentenced to three years in jail for defrauding the hospital of N4.

6 million.

 
 
Amalili, who was jailed by Justice K.

Okpe, of the Enugu State High Court, sitting in Enugu, was accused by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC of diverting N4, 644.

030.

00 belonging to the hospital to personal use.

 
The Commission, in an amended 6-count charge, had accused her of knowingly furnishing false statements in respect of money received in order to conceal her actions while performing official duties.

ICPC Counsel, Enosa Omoghibo, averred before the court that her offences which were committed between February 2017 and December 2018 were contrary to Section 16 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under the same section of the Act.

 
Justice Okpe found her guilty on all six counts and sentenced her to six months imprisonment for each of the counts which will run concurrently including making a refund of the entire sum she embezzled to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.

 
The convict was also given an option of a fine in lieu of custodial sentence by the trial judge for being a Person Living with Disability (PLWD).

Principal arraigned for fraudA Gombe State Secondary School Principal, Mr.

Bello Muhammed Abubakar, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over alleged fraudulent activities and other ancillary offences.

 
The Commission in a two-count charge brought before Justice Halima S.

Muhammed of Gombe State High Court 2 sitting in Gombe, told the Court that the accused person had defrauded unsuspecting admission seekers to the tune of the N3, 884,200:00.

 
The trial judge after listening to arguments from both counsels therefore, granted the accused person bail in the sum of N2, 000,000 and two sureties in like sum.

 
The case has been adjourned to March 29 and 30, 2022 for hearing.

 
 
Nneka Ukachukwu
N4.

6m Fraud: Ex-Revenue Officer bags Three Years Imprisonment

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