0 C
Lagos, NG
30th January 2023
LOCAL NEWS

N14b Police Pension Fraud: Witness makes more revelations

N14b Police Pension Fraud: Witness makes more revelations
N14b Police Pension Fraud: Witness makes more revelations

The trial of a former director in the Police Pension Office, Esai Dangabar and others over alleged N14 billion Pension Fraud, continued on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 before Justice Hussen Baba Yusuf of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja with a prosecution witness, a former staff of Standard Chartered Bank, Mustapha Gadanya testifying on second defendant’s asset declaration.

According to the released statement by EFCC, Gadanya affirmed in his testimony that Veronica Onyegbula, who is standing trial in the alleged N14billion pension fraud as the second defendant, declared her assets as required by law on February 14, 2012 and didn’t own millions of naira nor properties.

Led in evidence by prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, Gadanya said Onyegbula only had N300,000 (Three Hundred Thousand Naira) only as cash deposit and N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) only at hand on joining the Police Pension Office.

“No amount of money held on her behalf by trustee, membership, directorship, ownership, shareholding or related interest in a company incorperated in Nigeria and outside Nigeria,” Gadanya said.

The witness also said that the second defendant had no other property except a plot of land in Umuahia, Abia State before joining the civil service.

The defence counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) pleaded with the court to conduct the trial in absentia for Dangabar, his client due to his health, which was objected to by Jacobs.

The prosecution counsel argued that it was unconstitutional to proceed with a trial in the absence of the defendant, suggesting rather an adjournment.

The judge adjourned the matter to May 27, 2019.

Related posts

Mysterious Deaths: Kano State Government Reacts

yellowdanfo

Agwu Ukpai: Abia State Deputy Chief Of Staff Is Dead

yellowdanfo

EFCC arraigns two suspects for defrauding a UI lecturer

yellowdanfo

154 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed By NCDC

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: APC closes official website over hacking

yellowdanfo

PDP to Buhari: False alarm on electoral violence will not help you

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Actress Mercy Johnson Makes Fun Of Husband In New Family Photo

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Mr. Eazi meets with Ghana First Lady Mrs Akufo Addo

yellowdanfo

COVID-19: Presidential Task Force Arrives Kano State

yellowdanfo

Jude Ighalo releases lovely family Christmas photos

yellowdanfo

Leave a Comment