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Civil Servant Ordered To Return 11 Years Salaries


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A former senior staff of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom, Plateau State, Muhammad Nasir Ambursa, has been ordered to refund the salaries he had received for 11 years at NVRI.

This comes after the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) arraigned Ambursa over offences bordering on forgery and making false statements.

The agency released a statement on Monday disclosing how the convict perpetrated the crime.

How Ambursa Was Caught

According to the prosecution counsel, the convict had retired from the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja, and then gained another employment as a contract staff at Kebbi State Judicial Service Commission.

However, Ambursa in a false statement in his curriculum vitae “linked” his service at the NJI, Abuja and the Kebbi State Judicial Service Commission, he applied for and got another job at the NVRI, Vom.

This was done to enable him meet a requirement that stated that “a prospective employee must be willing to transfer his service” to NVRI to gain employment in the research institute.

The act is contrary to Section 25 and punishable under Section 25(1)(b) of Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Act, 2000 and Section 138 of the Penal Code.

On hearing the case, the trial judge sentenced the accused to six months imprisonment with an option of N100,000.00 fine on count one; and one month imprisonment with option of N50,000.00 fine on count two.

The court also ordered the convict to refund all emoluments he received in 11 years while he was in the service of NVRI, Vom, Plateau State.

This article was originally published on Naija News