N160m Fraud: ICPC secures Conviction of Ex-Perm Sec, One Other

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N160m Fraud: ICPC secures Conviction of Ex-Perm Sec, One Other

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured the conviction of a former Permanent Secretary, Peter Ayeni and Director of Finance and Account, Pius Ojemolon at the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (ESUBEB), over allegations bordering on fraud, conspiracy and abuse of office.

 

ICPC had, in a 2-count charge brought before Hon. Justice Acha J. I. of the Edo State High Court 1, sitting in Benin City, averred that the convicts, while being public officers in 2009, conspired among themselves and fraudulently placed the sum of One Hundred and Sixty Million Naira (N160,000,000) ESUBEB fund into a fixed deposit account with the then Equitorial Trust Bank, now Sterling Bank, for 30 days at a 15 percent interest rate.

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