Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Nigerian who stole N33b pension fund re-arested

                                  Yusuf: re-arrested by EFCC over N33b police pension fund

Nigeria’s EFCC has re-arrested John Yakubu Yusuf, a former director in the Police Pension Office who stole N33billion from the police pension fund.

Justice Mohammed Talba at the Federal High Court in Abuja handed down to Yusuf, a two-year jail term or N750,000 fine to the disgust of many Nigerians.

Justice Talba provoked nationwide outrage yesterday after he asked Yusuf to forfeit forfeit 32 houses in the FCT and Gombe as well as N325m EFCC said was in his account.EFCC spokesperson confirmed to P.M. NEWS on Tuesday that Yusuf was immediately re-arrested after paying the fine Monday night.

A cross-section of Nigerians described the sentence as an indication of lack of enthusiasm to fight corruption by government and the judiciary.


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