The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Gombe Zonal workplace on Wednesday secured conviction for Yusuf Ibrahim Gokaru, a former Bauchi State Accountant Normal.
Gokaru was jailed for one yr with an possibility of nice by Justice Muazu Abubakar of the Bauchi State Excessive Courtroom on fees bordering on acquiring cash by false pretences, concealment of the supply and origin of the cash.
This was said by the EFCC on its official Twitter deal with on Wednesday.
Based on the anti-graft company, Gokaru’s troubles started in August 2019 when the Bauchi State Authorities, in a petition to the Fee, alleged that the convict abused his workplace as Accountant Normal and obtained 100 and eight million, 300 and sixty-three thousand, 2 hundred naira solely (N108,363,200) for private use.
The company within the assertion mentioned, “The cash was diverted from the World Financial institution help to Bauchi State Authorities below the State Training Programme Funding Challenge, SEPIP. The defendant transferred the cash from Bauchi State Consolidated naira account domiciled at Polaris Financial institution to a Unity Checking account
“The offence is opposite to Part 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Fraud Offences Act, 2006 and punishable below Part 1 (3) of the identical Act
“In the middle of investigation, thirty-one million naira (N31 million) was recovered from the defendant. Nonetheless upon arraignment on March 13, 2020, he pleaded not responsible to the fees most well-liked in opposition to him, setting the stage for trial.
“The prosecution counsel, A.Y. Muntaka in the midst of trial offered witnesses and tendered paperwork which had been admitted in proof.
“When the case got here up right now, April 7, the defendant modified his plea and pleaded ‘responsible’ as charged.
“Consequently, the decide pronounced him responsible and sentenced him to 1 yr imprisonment with an possibility of nice.
“Justice Abubakar additionally ordered the convict to pay the sum of seventy-seven million naira (N77 million) as restitution to Bauchi State Authorities inside one yr.”