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EFCC arraigns Cecilia Osipitan for N6bn PHCN insurance benefit fraud

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The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has arraigned the Managing Director of PJO Ventures Restricted, Cecilia Osipitan.

She is being tried together with PJO and Insurance coverage Resourcery and Consultancy Companies Restricted earlier than Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory Excessive Court docket in Maitama, Abuja.

Osipitan faces a nine-count cost bordering legal breach of belief, conspiracy and conversion of public funds to the tune of N6billion.

EFCC mentioned the cash was meant for the cost of excellent insurance coverage premiums and claims of deceased and incapacitated workers of the defunct Energy Holding Firm of Nigeria (PHCN).

Osipitan’s offence contravened Part 311 of the Panel Code Act Cap 532 Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, (Abuja) 2004 and punishable underneath Part 312 of the identical Act.

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The defendant pleaded not responsible when the fees have been learn.

Justice Kekemeke granted her bail within the sum of N500million with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties should be federal civil servant, a spiritual chief or a member of the Nationwide Meeting residing and personal landed properties in Abuja.

Kekemeke adjourned till January 20, 2022 for graduation of trial.

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