Two Nigerian civil servants from the federal ministry of power, works and housing ironically are facing charges for allegedly embezzling funds set aside for the future to publicise the fight against corruption, a court official told AFP Wednesday.
The pair, Deputy director Mohammed Musa Abimiku and Micah Paman, chairman of the ministry’s anti-corruption and transparency unit, appeared in court in Abuja earlier this month.
The suspects are accused of syphoning 4.5 million naira out of a five million naira account.
The suspects pleaded not guilty and have been granted bail of 10 million naira by Judge Olukayode Adeniyi. The case has been adjourned the case until February 26.