Civil Servant Jailed Six Years Over Double Salaries

A civil servant, Lawal Idris Abdullahi, who fraudulently received salaries from two federal government agencies has been sentenced to six years imprisonment by a Niger State High Court sitting in Minna.



    Abdullahi was accused of receiving salaries from the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, and the Federal Inspectorate Service, Minna, an agency under the Federal Ministry of Education.

    He was arraigned before the acting Chief Judge of Niger State, Justice Maria Sanda Zukogi, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC, on a six-count charge bordering on making false statements to public officers, thereby contravening Sections 25 (1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and 122 of the Nigerian Penal Code and punishable under the same sections.

    The ICPT started an investigation after receiving petition against Abdullahi from the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, that he was drawing monthly pay from the agency and the federal Ministry of Education.

    Justice Zukogi found the accused person guilty of all the charges brought against him and therefore sentenced him to one year imprisonment for each of the counts.





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