In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 21st, September, 2020

ICPC Arraigns FMC Workers For N17M Ghost Employee Fraud

ICPC Arraigns FMC Staff For N17M Ghost Worker Fraud

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ICPC Arraigns FMC Workers For N17M Ghost Employee Fraud

The Head of Payroll Division on the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State, Sadiq Sadiq, has been arraigned earlier than Justice Abdullahi Mika’ilu of Excessive Court docket four sitting in Minna, Niger State, for allegedly inserting the names of three ghost staff into the payroll of the hospital.

Additionally arraigned by the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee, have been the Head of Inner Audit, Awesu Bababida, and a employee, Ihuoma Mirian.

They have been arraigned on three counts of allegedly siphoning N17.5m for his or her private use, utilizing the names of unknown individuals.

The accused have been additionally mentioned to have used their positions to confer corrupt benefits upon themselves.

In line with an announcement on Sunday by the ICPC spokesman, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, the offences are opposite to sections 19 and 26(1) (c) and punishable beneath Part 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000.

The counts learn partly, “That you just, Sadiq A. Sadiq, Awesu M. Bababida and Ihuoma Mirian, being public officers of the Division of Payroll and Audit Unit of the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State, someday in October 2015 to July 2016 or thereabout, inside the jurisdiction of the honourable court docket, did conspire amongst yourselves: to wit: inserting names of three ghost staff into the payroll of the Federal Medical Centre, Bida.”

The defendants pleaded not responsible to the fees and their counsel prayed the court docket to grant them bail, which was not opposed by the prosecution.


“Justice Mika’ilu granted the accused bail within the sum of N5m every and in addition ordered them to individually present two sureties with proof of possession of landed properties value N5m every inside the jurisdiction of the court docket, along with surrendering their journey paperwork.

“The matter was adjourned until October 6, 2020,” the assertion mentioned.

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