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Man Arrested In Bauchi For Collecting Dead Woman’s Salaries

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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]



  1. Eunice Amadi

    February 12, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    EFCC una no get job at all. Pls leave this one alone go after politicians stealing billions

  2. gatt

    February 12, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Eunice Amadi, how I wish there is a way I cn like ur comment

  3. red

    February 13, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    Mr Inuwa you are a heartless monster.The likes of you are those that intimidate poor widows in the village and steal their land from them.your heart is just as black as the rest of your black body .Good job boys.

  4. parrot

    February 13, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    why would d local govt council pay d dead?? I mean, a worker of yours dies n u still continue to pay her salaries, u guys should be arraigned too, for d man, u no get mind at all, stealing a dead woman’s money 4 ur selfish gains…d issue of ghost workers being paid dia salaries is rampant in diz country, we nid help

  5. burkina faso

    February 13, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Evil is evil, no matter how small or who committed it. Mr man, mind you that you are oweing the dead, and she must ask for it, even in that prison yard.

  6. consort

    February 13, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    All diz peeps wey no get respect 4 spiritual pesin, una go take una nose smell una nyash one day. D dead woman shaa for carry broom pursue d nonsense man wey dey chop her moni.

  7. Chidi

    February 14, 2014 at 6:11 AM

    This is a wide spread act in the north especially in kaduna.

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