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ICPC Prosecuted Civil Servant Over Fraud




The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured a five-year jail term for a civil servant.

Mohammed Ibrahim Hassan was found guilty of defrauding the Kano State government to the tune of N513, 445.

In a statement on Wednesday, February 10,  the ICPC said that it charged Hassan on 4-counts of allegedly forging a treasury receipt of the Kano State government.

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The ICPC told the Kano State High Court that the accused, who is a staff of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA), committed the offence between June 2017 and March 2018.

The commission said Hassan made fake treasury receipts of Kano State government to support his claim of returning N299, 509, and N213, 935 in separate tranches, to the state government, when he actually did not refund any money.

The accused entered into a plea bargain which was granted on the condition that he agreed to refund the N513, 445.

The presiding judge, Justice Lawal Wada sentenced the defendant to five years imprisonment or a fine of N100, 000.

He ordered the convict to refund N513, 445 to the Kano State government.

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