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NNPC staff convicted for N1.8m fraud

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State Excessive Court docket, Kaduna, on Thursday convicted one Nuhu Aliyu for fraud.

He’s a employees of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) working underneath the Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Firm Ltd (NPSC).

Aliyu, the Chairman, PENGASSAN PPMC Kaduna depot department, defrauded the NNPC to the tune of N1,834,900 in October 2017.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) prosecuted him on amended one-count cost of prison breach of belief and abuse of workplace.

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He pleaded responsible when the cost was learn to him.

Prosecution counsel, Y. J. Matiyak tendered 11 paperwork that had been admitted as reveals and urged the court docket to convict and sentence him accordingly.

Justice Khobo ordered him to pay N100,000 to the federal authorities or danger a 10-year-jail time period.

The decide pronounced that the EFCC ought to recuperate the proceeds of the crime from the convict and switch it in favour of the PPMC.

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Aliyu pulled off the fraud by summoning an emergency assembly of some NUPENG executives.

He intentionally disregarded some others with the only intention of getting the freedom to course of some funds to himself.

Although the assembly didn’t maintain, he facilitated the funds to himself in two components.

One to himself to the tune of N934,900, and the opposite to Muktar Aliyu, NUPENG Secretary within the state, to the tune of N900,000.00.

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Nevertheless, Muktar routed again the sum to Nuhu, thereby making the chairman the only beneficiary of a bootleg fee of N1,834,900.00.

Detectives additionally found that to facilitate the funds, the convict solid the signatures of different NUPENG officers with the assistance of 1 Ibrahim Yakubu Shekarau.

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