Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto State zonal office is set to arraigned five management staff of the State Primary Staff Pension Board for allegedly diverting over 500 million meant for payment of retired teachers.
The money N553.985,644. was made available for payment of retired teachers’ gratuities and pension but later diverted by the said management staff.
The suspects are yet to be arraigned as reported by other national dailies, they will be charged on Monday 28, June in Sokoto High Court.
The staff to be arraigned are Abubakar Aliyu, Hassana Moyi, Haliru Ahmad, Kabiru Ahmad and Dahiru Muhammad Isa who were Secretary, Director of Finance and Supply, Deputy Director of Finance and Supply, Accountant and Cashier of the board respectively.
The staff would be arraigned on 28 count bordering on forgery, criminal breach of trust and misappropriation which were contrary to sections 92 (2), 311 of the Penal Code law CAP 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria and Sections 351, 353, 348 of the Sokoto Penal Code law 2019.
The Zonal Head of EFCC, Usman Bawa Kaltungo, said the staff used forged vouchers, withdrew and shared monies meant for payment of pension and gratuities of primary school teachers in Sokoto state.