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N86.1m Fraud: Civil Servant Sentenced To 28 Years In Penitentiary

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A file list of a court gavel.A Borno Hiss High Court, sitting in Maiduguri, has sentenced a civil servant, Ma’aji Shettima Arfo, to 28-years-imprisonment for taking part in an N86.1 million contract fraud.

Arfo, who used to be sentenced to detention heart by Justice Haruna Mshellia, of Borno Hiss High Court, 3, used to be the Total Supervisor of the allege-owned Maiduguri Flour Mills Restricted, the place he dedicated the fraud.

He used to be charged on a six-count by the Self sustaining Sinful Practices and Other Connected Offences Commission (ICPC) for offences bordering on abuse of administrative heart and conferring undue income on himself.

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The payment sheet confirmed that Arfo, while acting as the Total Supervisor of the Flour Mill, between 2014 and 2020, engaged in more than one frauds in violation of Sections 12 and 19 of the Sinful Practices and Other Connected Offences Act, 2000 and punishable beneath connected sections of the same Act.

One of many counts on which he used to be convicted printed that he awarded more than one contracts to Falkwat Multilinks Restricted, a interior most company the place he used to be a director, to provide diesel (Automotive Gasoline Oil) and maize to Maiduguri Flour Mills.

Counsel to ICPC, Anas Mohammed Kolo, while arguing the case, educated the court that the convict in October 2015, awarded a N4.9 million contract to Falkwat Multilinks Restricted to provide 40,000 litres of diesel to the flour mills.

The court extra heard how Arfo, while being a public servant, awarded several contracts between 2016 and 2017 to his private company, Falkwat Multilinks Restricted, to provide maize to Maiduguri Flour Mills Restricted.

To illustrate, he licensed the funds of N42.1 million to his company in July 2016 for the provision of 386.45 metric tonnes of maize and yet any other N23 million to the same company in March 2016 to provide 306.94 metric tonnes of maize to the allege-owned flour mills.

He used to be convicted for yet yet any other offence when he authorised the rate of N16 million to Falkwat Multilinks to provide 217.45 metric tonnes of maize.

Justice Mshellia, at cease of the trial, found the common manager responsible of four counts out of six most well-most well-liked in opposition to him and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment on every count. The deem ruled that penal complex terms will inch at the same time as.

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