The Financial and Monetary Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged five individuals of the Sokoto Hiss Predominant Team Pension Board for diverting N553.985,644.1.
The suspects, Abubakar Aliyu, Hassana Moyi, Haliru Ahmad, Kabiru Ahmad, and Dahiru Muhammad Isa, who are the board’s Secretary, Director of Finance and Provide, Deputy Director of Finance and Provide, Accountant, and Cashier, were accused of diverting funds supposed for the price of retired academics’ gratuities and pensions.
The suspects, who were accused of faking vouchers, withdrawing and sharing money, were arraigned sooner than the Sokoto High Court docket on a 28-count ticket of forgery, prison breach of have faith, and misappropriation, in violation of sections 92 (2), 311 of the Penal Code law CAP 89, Guidelines of Northern Nigeria, and Sections 351, 353, 348 of the Sokoto Penal Code law 2019.
The money was as soon as withdrawn in tranches, consistent with EFCC Zonal Head Usman Bawa Kaltungo.
Kaltungo revealed that they acted on a petition filed to them by one of the most pensioners, asserting that between January 17, 2017 and March 20, 2020, the Director of Finance withdrew N83.2 million from their Polaris Monetary institution story.
“At some level of the the same duration, Haliru and Kabiru withdrew 203,217,770.71 and 266,567,053 respectively from the the same story within the title of pensioners.
“We had to pay for the transport fares of about a of the pensioners sooner than they might moreover come and testify and they were worried to search out out that their lengthy awaited pensions and gratuities had been diverted.”
The case was as soon as postponed until June 28 to enable for the continuation of the trial.