Money For Employment: ICPC Charges Top Civil Defence Staff

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By Obiejesi Kingsley

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has charged a senior staff of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, to the Federal High Court, Abuja, for collecting money to give employment to some Nigerians.

Adeyemo Samson Sunday, a Senior Corps Assistant with the NSCDC, was accused of allegedly collecting the sum of N420,000 through another officer of the corps, Bosede Faloye, to facilitate employment for people into the corps.

The two count charges read: 1) “That you, Adeyemo Samson Sunday (m) sometime in May 2015, or thereabout, in Abuja, while being in the employment of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abuja, as Senior Corps Assistant, did confer corrupt advantage upon yourself when you received the sum of N420,000 via your Skye Bank Account with account number 1040068828, to secure fresh employment for unsuspecting Nigerians into federal government agencies and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

2) “That you, Adeyemo Samson Sunday (m) sometime in May 2015, or thereabout, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, being entrusted with the sum of N420,000.00 which you received via your Skye Bank Account with account number 1040068828 from one Mrs. BOSEDE FALOYE for employment, did commit criminal breach of trust by dishonestly misappropriating the said sum of N420,000.00 and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 323 of the Penal Code CAP 532 Laws of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja 2006.”

The ICPC, in the charge document, said it acted on a petition it received on March 10, 2016, from one E.I. Okani and Associates on behalf of their client, Ike Innocent Nduka, against one Mrs C.O. Chukwura, also a staff of NSCDC.

The petitioner alleged that their client had paid the Sum of N350,000 to the said Chukwura in “November/December 2012”, for the purpose of securing employment into the NSCDC.

However, Chukwura failed to secure the job for Nduka and has refused to refund him the said amount.






     

     

    The anti-corruption agency pointed out that the main petition was not directly against the accused person, Sunday, however investigations revealed that he received the sum of N420,000 from Faloye who is also linked to Chukwura in the main petition.

    The ICPC stated that the accused person received the money “sometime in May 2015 or thereabout” through his Skye Bank Account with account number: 1040068828.”

    It was while scrutinizing the account statements that investigators found that Faloye had paid in a total of N420,000 into Sunday’saccount, leading to the suspicion that the initial petitioner may not have been the only victim of the NSCDC syndicate.

    A list of four witnesses was provided by the ICPC to prove its case, consisting of two of the commission’s investigators, Bosede Faloye and a representative of Skye bank. The case was charged on September 20.

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