Gombe internal revenue boss, 3 others convicted for N25 million fraud

The former chairman board of internal Mr Atiku Mu’azu Bayum and three other principal officers of the board Thursday pleaded guilty 2 count charge bordering on conspiracy and theft before Beatrice Iliya of High Court.

According to statement released to journalist by Malam Muhammad Bajoga, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of The Gombe zonal office of and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) the convicts in their capacities as the Chairman, Chief Store Officer, Chief Accountant and Director of the conspired and stole the sum of 25.060 million naira belonging to of .

revealed some documents includes several receipt attached to payment vouchers for which payments were released and converted to their personal use in the cause of their duties,” Bajoga said.

Bajoga said they pleaded guilty to charges read to against them.

In view of the , the prosecution counsel O. Israel urged the court to convict them accordingly however, the Defense counsel, L. A Haruna on his part pleaded on behalf of his clients to temper with mercy as the convict were first time offenders and didn’t waste the time of the court.

In her judgment, Biatrice pronounced them guilty and convicted them to pay fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira each.

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