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  • Updated: August 15, 2022

Court Sentences Man To Jail, Orders Return Of 11 Years Salary

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Maureen Okpe
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A former senior staff of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI),  Muhammed Nasir Ambursa has been sentenced to six months imprisonment in Vom Plateau State and ordered to refund the salaries he had received for 11 years at NVRI.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Monday.

According to the Commission, Ambursa was arraigned over offences bordering on forgery and making a false statement.

The prosecution counsel, in proving his case, had told the court that the convict had retired from the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja before gaining another employment as a contract staff at Kebbi State Judicial Service Commission.

However, based on a false statement in his curriculum vitae that he had “linked” his service at the NJI, Abuja and the Kebbi State Judicial Service Commission, he applied for and got another job at the NVRI, Vom.

This was done to enable him to meet a requirement that stated that “a prospective employee must be willing to transfer his service” to NVRI to gain employment in the research institute.

The act is contrary to Section 25 and punishable under Section 25(1)(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and Section 138 of the Penal Code.

The trial judge is said to have sentenced the accused to six months imprisonment with an option of N100,000.00 fine on count one; and one-month imprisonment with an option of N50,000.00 fine on count two.

The court also ordered the convict to refund all emoluments he received in 11 years while he was in the service of NVRI, Vom, Plateau State.

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Maureen Okpe
Maureen Okpe

Maureen is a media practitioner and an impeccable writer with close to 4 years active experience wor...

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