Poly Lecturer Imprisoned For Diverting Examine Grant
Muhammed Sani Nuhu, a former tutorial employees member of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Kebbi State, has been handed a five-year jail time period for deviously allotting over N6 million belonging to the polytechnic to himself.
This was after the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee had secured his conviction.
In response to a press release by the Fee Spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, on Tuesday, in a 4-count introduced earlier than Hon. Justice Hassan Usman of the Kebbi State Excessive Courtroom, Birnin Kebbi Judicial Division, the Fee acknowledged that Nuhu, conferred a corrupt benefit on himself when he transformed into private use the sums of “two million Naira (N2,000,000:00) in 2015 and 4 million, 100 and seventy-three thousand, 4 hundred Naira (N4,173,400:00) in 2016.”
It was revealed that Nuhu, a dismissed tutorial employees member of the polytechnic, obtained the monies below a particular grant supplied to him to attend a global convention in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and the primary tranche of cost superior to him for the Physician of Philosophy programme on the College of Know-how Malaysia, respectively.
In cost No. KB/HC/4C/2020, counsel to the ICPC, Mashkur Salisu, was mentioned to have advised the court docket in a two-year trial that the convict refused to embark on the mentioned programme and transformed the cash to his private use.
His motion was opposite to and punishable below Part 19 of the Corrupt Practises and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000, in addition to Part 311 of the Penal Code, and punishable below Part 312 of the Penal Code Legislation (Cap 89) Legal guidelines of Northern Nigeria, 1963.
The trial choose discovered the previous poly lecturer responsible on counts one to 3 and dismissed rely 4 levelled towards him.
In his judgement, subsequently, Justice Usman sentenced him to 5 years imprisonment on every of the three counts.
The court docket additionally held that the convict made restitution of the sum of N6.5m million, which was the proceeds of the crime, to the Federal Authorities. The sentences are to run concurrently.