The Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC), has arraigned a enterprise lady, Mrs. Ramat Mercy Mba, for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N4.5 million.
Mba, who was docked earlier than Justice Ibrahim Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Excessive Court docket, Gwagwalada, on Tuesday June 14, was additionally accused of impersonating the late Chief of Workers to the President, Abba Kyari, with the intent to obtain employments into the service of ICPC for 2 unsuspecting job seekers.
The Fee, in a 5-count cost, accused her of demanding and receiving N2 million from one Chimezie Akpata Terry and one other N1.5 million from one Susan Jumai Daniel, in change for non-existing employments into authorities companies, opposite to Part 13 of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000 and punishable below Part 68 of the identical Act.
Counsel to ICPC, Mashkur Salisu, informed the court docket that Mba dedicated the offence someday in 2020 when she collected N4.5 million from a number of job seekers promising to safe jobs for them with ICPC and Nationwide Air Area Analysis and Improvement Company (NASRDA).
The court docket additional heard how the defendant fraudulently solid the signature of the late Abba Kyari, with which she despatched letter to the ICPC Chairman, requesting that the duo of Chimezie Akpata and Ismail Adewole Oladipopo be employed into the service of the Fee.
The late chief of Workers nonetheless distanced himself from the request previous to his dying in 2020 as revealed by ICPC Counsel, Salisu.
Counsel to the defendant, Alozie Chigozie moved the bail utility for the accused, praying the court docket to grant her bail on liberal phrases.
Salisu, who didn’t oppose the bail utility, nonetheless prayed the court docket to confess the accused to bail on cheap phrases that might guarantee her attendance in court docket for trial.
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