In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, September, 2020

Courtroom Arraigns Schooling Secretary For Fraud In Faculty Feeding Programme

Court Arraigns Education Secretary For Fraud In School Feeding Programme


Ishaka Abdullahi

Ishaka Abdullahi, the Schooling Secretary of Sabon Birni Native Authorities Space of Sokoto, has been arraigned earlier than Justice Malami Umar Dogondaji of the State Excessive Courtroom for fraud within the federal authorities faculty feeding programme.

Abdullahi was arraigned on a six-count cost, bordering on acquiring cash by false pretence to the tune of N429,000 by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).

His arraignment got here after an intelligence which established that the nationwide Dwelling Grown Faculty Feeding Programme (HGSFP) of the Federal Authorities for major faculty pupils has been hijacked by some fraudulent parts in Sabon Birni Native Authorities.

The fee’s investigations revealed that one Hassi Abdullahi, who was appointed one of many cooks within the programme and had a Union Checking account quantity 0077129142 died on March 18, 2019, but funds had been nonetheless being channeled to her account from the HGSFP account, totaling N429, 000 which was fraudulently withdrawn.

A cost towards the Schooling Secretary learn;

“That you simply, Ishaka Abdullahi on or concerning the 16 November, 2018 at Sabon Birni Native Authorities Space of Sokoto State, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom, did acquire the sum of N135,000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty-five Thousand Naira) from Hassi Abdullahi’s account No. 0077129142, domiciled in Union Financial institution Plc by false pretence, opposite to Part 1 (1)(a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Associated Offences Act 2006 and punishable beneath Part 1(three) similar Act.

He pleaded not responsible to the cost, after which the prosecution counsel S. H. Sa’advert requested for a trial date.

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Justice Dogondaji granted the defendant bail on the identical circumstances that had been utilized within the earlier cost for which he’s going through prosecution in the identical courtroom. He adjourned the matter until October 12, 2020 for graduation of trial.

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