Court Fixes Date For Judgment Against Police Service Commissioner Director Over An Alleged N11.8 Million Fraud
A corruption case brought by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) against one Emmanuel Ibe, a Director of Finance and Administration of Police Service Commission (PSC) before Justice Chizoba Orji of the Federal High Court 16, Apo, Abuja, has been adjourned for final judgment on 28 January, 2019 after the adoption of the final addresses by both the prosecution and defence counsel.
Ibe was charged under Section 19 of Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 for “conferring corrupt advantage” on some staff of PSC as the Director of Finance and Administration of the commission.
ICPC in a 9-count charge had stated that N11.8 million was fraudulently paid to some selected staff of PSC in March, 2015 as airfares and airport taxi allowances to travel from Abuja to seven states within Nigeria on official duties even while there were no connecting flights from Abuja to any of those states.
The defendant gave no explanation for the payments, hence was charged for committing an offence.
After the adoption by both parties, the prosecution counsel of ICPC, Zainab Nass, and the defence counsel, M. G. Eugene, agreed with the date fixed for the final judgment.