ICPC ARRAIGNS EDE POLY EX-LECTURER, ASSOCIATE OVER N13M FRAUD
THE Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a former lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Mr Afolabi Samuel Olufemi, and his associate, Mr Bashiru Aremu over N13 million fraud.
Mr Afolabi, who has since retired, diverted it to his personal use and was therefore charged for “engaging in criminal conspiracy to confer corrupt advantage upon selves contrary to section 26 (1) (c) and punishable under section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
Afolabi was also charged for “obtaining money by false pretense – an offence that contravenes Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2004”.
Other offences allegedly committed by the accused persons under the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 were “fraudulent receipt of property contrary to Section 13 and punishable under Section 68; knowingly furnishing false statement in respect of money received, an offence contrary to Section 16; intent to deceive the Principal, contrary to and punishable under Section 17 (1)(c) and making a statement which is false to a public officer, an offence contrary to Section 25 (1)(a) and punishable under Section 25 (1) (b).
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the charges and their counsel, Mrs. Olateju Kolawole and Mr Oyewale Dauda thereafter requested for bail, which was not opposed by ICPC counsel, Mr. Sulaiman Abdulkareem and Mr. Kehinde Adetoye.
The trial was adjourned till December 10, 2018 for further hearing.
@ Nigerian Tribune