BREAKING: NNPC staff convicted for N1.8m fraud

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On Thursday, Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna state High Court has convicted Mr. Nuhu Aliyu over fraud.

Nuhu Aliyu is a staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which is under Nigerian Pipeline and Storage Company Ltd (NPSC).

Aliyu Nuhu, the Chairman of PENGASSAN PPMC Kaduna state, deport branch, has reportedly defrauded the NNPC of N, 834,900 in October 2017.

He has been further prosecuted on an amended one-count charge of criminal breach of trust and office abuse by the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

However, Aliyu Nuhu pleaded guilty when the charge was read to his hearing.

ACCORDING TO HIS CRIME, Y.J Matiyak, the prosecution counsel, tendered eleven documents admitted as exhibits and urged the honorable court to convict and sentence Aliyu.

He has been given an option to either risk 10 years in jail term or pays the sum of N100 000 to the federal government.

Justice Darius also pronounced that the EFCC should recover the proceeds of the offenses from the convict and make sure transfer favors PPMC.

Aliyu Nuhu succeeded in his crime by arranging a brief emergency meeting of some few NUPENG executives. And he deliberately left out some other executives who play the major role of having the liberty to process some payments to him.

Unlucky for him, the meeting did not hold, then he facilitated the payments to himself in two different parts.

He successfully transferred to himself the sum of  N934,900 and transferred to NUPENG Secretary in the state, Muktar Aliyu, the sum of N900,000.00.

Though, Muktar, NUPENG Secretary in the state, sent back the sum to Aliyu Nuhu, making the Chairman the sole beneficiary of an illicit payments of N1,834,900.00.

Detectives also discovered that to facilitate the payments, the convict, Nuhu forged the signatures of other NUPENG officials with the assistance of Ibrahim Yakubu Shekarau.

 

 

 

 

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