2 UBA Bankers & Military Commanders Who Diverted N390M Pension Benefits Of Dead Officers Charged

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July 4, 2017 – 2 UBA Bankers & Nigerian Military Commanders Who Diverted N390Million Pension Benefits Of Dead Officers Charged With Advance Fee Fraud By The EFCC

The FG has made public details of how two military personnel – Wing Commander Ishaka Yakubu and Lt.-Commander Akinbamidele Odunsi – worked with two bankers to allegedly divert N339m from the Military Pension Board (MPB) in February 2016.

The bankers’ are Mrs. Violet Ogoegbunam (the manager of a bank on Kuforodua Street, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja) and Mrs. Abidemi Aderemi Kolade (a relationship manager at the bank).

They were said to have diverted N339,374,478.58 from the MPB, under the pretext that the money represented payments to some “supposed next of kins to dead military pensioners as death benefits”.

Wing Commander Yakubu is said to be a cashier with the MPB. Lt.-Commander Odunsi is described as an Assistant Director, Computer, with the MPB.

This information formed the substance of a four-count charge filed on behalf of the Federal Government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The charge, filed on May 31, 2017, was endorsed by Steve Odiase of the Legal and Prosecution Department of the EFCC in Abuja.

The two bankers with the United Bank of Africa are named in counts 1 and 2, relating to conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence in respect of the alleged N339,374,478.58 fraud.

Yakubu and Odunsi are named in the four counts, and charged with obtaining by false pretence, and abuse of office in respect of N190m which they allegedly received from the N390m.

According to the EFCC, the offences of obtaining money under false pretence were said to be contrary to section 1(i) (a) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006, while offences of conspiracy to obtain money under false pretence contrary to Section 8(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

It added that the offence of abuse of office by obtaining money by false pretenses in Count 4, was said to be contrary to Section 19 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under the same section. [NAN]

 

6 thoughts on “2 UBA Bankers & Military Commanders Who Diverted N390M Pension Benefits Of Dead Officers Charged

  1. Corruption in Nigeria know no bound. It is like a cankerworm that has eating deep into the very fabric of our nation. When this military men were still alive, they expended their time, energy, youthful life and talents to serve their fatherland only for their family to be left with nothing but poverty, agony and distress after they pass on. It is so shameful and heartrending that some unscrupulous individuals could be eating the money belonging to the dead people. I just wonder when we will ever stop hearing of corruption in Nigeria.

  2. there’s God oooooo. Those involved in this act will never go unpunished in Jesus name, Amen.Big barawo in deed.

  3. Heartless! How can anybody even THINK of diverting PENSION funds? The indignity of poverty when one could not help is bad enough …..but to be entitled to pension, no matter how small, after years of toiling in meritorious service only to have some able bodied pen robbers high jack your pension is beyond pardon.
    And this one allegedly happened as late as 2016. So they don’t fear PMB and EFCC? Prosecute them!!!

  4. OUR KIDS YAHOO YAHOO ARE CORRUPT LOOKING FOR WHO TO SWINDLE.LAWYER FORGE WILL,DELIVER JUDGEMENT TO HIGHEST BIDDERS.POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPT BETRAYING THEIR CONSTITUENCIES SINCE 1800,PASTORS FLYING EXPENSIVE JETS AT CONGREGATIONS EXPENSE AND ROCKING MEMBERS SPOUSES,SENATOR CAUGHT DURING TWO SOME ,TOLD US ITS NOBODYS BUSINESS.MILITARY AND FEMALE BANKERS PLANNED AND DIVERTED PENSIONERS MONEY.CAN U TELL ME WHO IS NOT CORRUPT IN THIS BANANA REPUBLIC.

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