Man Arrested In Bauchi For Collecting Dead Woman’s Salaries

Feb 12, 2014 – Man Arrested By EFCC In Bauchi For Collecting Dead Woman’s Salaries

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today February 11, 2014 arraigned one Inuwa Mohammed Ahmed, an accountant with a local government council in Bauchi State before Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court, Bauchi on a two count charge of fraud.

Ahmed was arrested following a petition by the children of late Hajia Marke Waziri who was a staff of the local government council. In the petition, Yusuf Dakale, son-in-law to the deceased, alleged that Inuwa Ahmed literally stole from the dead by collecting the salary of their mother after her death in May 2009. The council accountant allegedly failed to act on the death notification documents submitted after the death of Waziri. Instead he would, for successive months, sign on behalf of the deceased and collect the salary for his personal use.

When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

Count one of the charge reads, “that you Inuwa Mohammed (m), between November 2009 to March 2010 at Katagum, Bauchi state within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, and with intent to defraud, forged the signature of one late Marka Waziri, a deceased staff of Katagum Local Government Council and by which you collected her salary for those months knowing full well that she was dead, contrary to and punishable under Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, CAP M17 (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria).

Justice Umar adjourned the case to 19th and 20th of March, 2014 for hearing, while ordering that the accused person be remanded in prison custody.

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
12th February, 2014

[Official Press Release By The EFCC]