A enterprise girl recognized as Mrs. Ramat Mercy Mba has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N4.5 million.
Mba, who was docked earlier than Justice Ibrahim Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Gwagwalada, on Tuesday June 14, was additionally accused of impersonating the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, with the intent to acquire employments into the service of ICPC for 2 unsuspecting job seekers.
The Commission, in a 5-count cost, accused her of demanding and receiving N2 million from one Chimezie Akpata Terry and one other N1.5 million from one Susan Jumai Daniel, in trade for non-existing employments into authorities companies, opposite to Section 13 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable below Section 68 of the identical Act.
Counsel to ICPC, Mashkur Salisu, advised the courtroom that Mba dedicated the offence someday in 2020 when she collected N4.5 million from a number of job seekers promising to safe jobs for them with ICPC and National Air Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).
The courtroom additional heard how the defendant fraudulently cast the signature of the late Abba Kyari, with which she despatched letter to the ICPC Chairman, requesting that the duo of Chimezie Akpata and Ismail Adewole Oladipopo be employed into the service of the Commission.
The late chief of Staff nevertheless distanced himself from the request previous to his dying in 2020 as revealed by ICPC Counsel, Salisu.
Counsel to the defendant, Alozie Chigozie moved the bail software for the accused, praying the courtroom to grant her bail on liberal phrases.
Salisu, who didn’t oppose the bail software, nevertheless prayed the courtroom to confess the accused to bail on affordable phrases that will guarantee her attendance in courtroom for trial.
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