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Clerk Bags 3 Months For Stealing N8.3 million

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A Kogi state High Court in Koton-Karfe has sentenced one Modupe Adeyemi, an account clerk at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Lokoja, to three months imprisonment without an option of fine for stealing and forgery.

Adeyemi who was arraigned in November 2009 by Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on 30 counts charge, was accused of  defrauding the FMC of part of revenues accruing to it up to the tune of N8.3 million between October 2006 and April 2007.

She was said to have used her office to corruptly enrich herself, altering duplicate copies of various bank tellers with the intent to defraud and making false statements on returns contrary to sections 19, section 15 sub-sections (a) & (c) and section 16 of the Corrupt practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 respectively.

According to the ICPC prosecutor, Henry Emore, each time the accused person was sent to deposit some money in various banks belonging to the Centre, she would deposit only part of the money and keep part of it to herself.

“She did this successfully by altering duplicate copy of the bank tellers which she returned to the Centre,” he said.

Delivering  judgment, Justice Alaba Ajileye, lamented the delay associated with the case before the sentence and sentenced her to three months in jail.

The accused  person was is now serving her term in Okene Prisons.

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