Ex-Pension Accountant, Abisuga, bags 6months over N109m fraud

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An Abuja excessive court sitting at Maitama, Thursday, sentenced a former accountant at the Federal Civil carrier commission,‎ Mr. Babatunde Abisuga to 6 months imprisonment over his involvement in N109million pension fund. Abisuga changed into convicted by way of Justice Maryann Anennih on the basis of a seven-count rate the monetary and monetary Crimes fee, EFCC, desired against him. A announcement by EFCC Head, Media and publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren discovered that the defendant was exceeded the six months jail term without choice of high-quality after he brokered a plea good buy with the fee. Whereas the defendant changed into exceeded three months imprisonment on Counts 1 and a couple of of the charge, the courtroom gave him six months on Counts five, 6 and seven with out an choice of high-quality.

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The sentences are to run concurrently. In keeping with Justice Anennih: “The conviction isn’t to punish but to reform the accused person and to discourage the public from the ‘get quick wealthy syndrome.” Abisuga become said to have thru his counsel, M. A. Ebute, sought to explore the option of plea good deal since the continue of the alleged crimes have been recovered in complete and handed over to the Federal Civil carrier commission. The court docket acceded to his prayer following which the prosecution amended the rate by means of keeping apart him from his co-defendant and lowering the counts to five. He become convicted on all of the five counts of stealing, abuse of office and forgery. Abisuga who became earlier arraigned alongside Mohammed Ndakupe and Hassan Mohammed Tukur (now late) on April three, 2012, pleaded guilty to the amended five-be counted fee. Intervening time, Justice Annenih ha slated June 7 for continuation of trial of Ndakupe

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