Agency DG, Accountant in EFCC net for alleged diversion of salaries

Posted by News Express | 15 September 2019 | 1,497 times

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, on Friday, September 13, 2019 arrested Abdullahi Sa’idu, Director General of Sokoto Marshal Agency, and Bashar Dodo-Iya, an accountant with the agency, for alleged diversion of N10 million meant for the payment of the salaries of workers.

The two suspects, who are members of the payment committee of Sokoto Marshal Corps, were arrested following a petition jointly signed and presented to the commission by 39 members of the Agency, alleging that their three months salaries were being withheld without any reason.

They further alleged that the suspects refused to pay their salaries and had diverted the money for their personal use.

Commenting on the case, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity at EFCC, said Saturday evening: “Preliminary investigation confirms the alleged diversion of the said sum by the suspects. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”


Source: News Express

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