Thursday, 11 February 2016

N24bn Police Pension Scam: No vouchers for N9.7bn withdrawals —Witness

Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja yesterday, heard how N9.7 billion was withdrawn from the Police Pension accounts without any voucher raised to that

The testimony was from the fourth prosecution witness, Mustapha Gadanya, led by with prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Gadanya, a former staff of the commission spoke at the resumption of the trial of seven persons accused of complicity in the over N24 billion police pension scam

He recalled the evidence he gave in court in December 2014, where he revealed that the Police Pension Office could not provide vouchers to authenticate payments amounting to N9.7 billion made to Veronica Onyegbula, the fourth accused person in the case, between 2007 and 2008.

The accused persons, Esai Dangabar, Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, Mrs. Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula, Sani Habila Zira, Uzoma Cyril Attang and Christian Madubuke were all present at the court yesterday. The trial continues today.

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