EFCC Slams Police Pension Fraud Judgment

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In a statement issued on Monday, the EFCC has condemned the judgment given JohnYakubu Yusufu over his N32 billion fraud.

The commission said it would study the judgment and respond appropriately.

Parts of the statement signed by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwajaren, reads, “The  EFCC has expressed reservation about the ruling of an FCT High Court, Abuja which handed a six-year-jail term with the option of N750, 000 fine to John Yakubu Yusufu, one of the persons standing trial in the N32.8bn Police Pension scam.

“Justice Mohammed Talba convicted and sentenced Yusufu to two years’ imprisonment with the option of N250, 000 fine on three of an amended 20-count.

“The commission is of the view that the option of fine runs contrary to the understanding between the prosecution and the defence wherein the convict consented to a custodial sentence with the forfeiture of all assets and money that are proceeds of the crime.”

Justice Talba subsequently adjourned trial of the other accused persons to February 26.

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