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Whistleblower arraigned and remanded in prison for giving false report

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Whistleblower arraigned and remanded in prison for giving false report

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A whistleblower named Abubakar Sani has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) for  providing false information to the commission.

Sani’s information had led to the raid on the residence of former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, on June 28, in Kaduna by ICPC and Directorate of State Services (DSS) operatives.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that since the raid on the property, the ICPC had not said if anything incriminating was found.

The whistleblower, who was arraigned yesterday before Justice Aliyu Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court, is facing a two-count charge of providing false information and misleading a public officer while on lawful duty.

Counsel to the commission, Elijah Akaakohol, said the accused had provided the false information to an official of the commission on June 21, 2017.

Akaakohol told the court that Sani had claimed to have transported boxes of money in local and foreign currencies from Abuja airport to the house at Ungwan Rimi GRA, Kaduna in 2013, which he suspected to be ill-gotten wealth and still at the house.

The counsel added that it was based on the claim that the accused “made officers of the commission to carry out a sting operation that turned out to be false”.

Sani, who appeared at the court without legal representation, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Thursday, November 2, for hearing.

Before the adjournment, Justice Tukur advised the accused to get a counsel to stand for him at the next adjourned date.

 

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Chickayyo
Chickayyo

Really? Lmao! How can you believe that money you transported to a house in 2013 would still be there? You mean you have been staking the house since then and you have not seen the boxes being taken out? Hahahahahah
You better engage the services of a lawyer for your next appearance. Don’t gamble with prison o!

Ikujesumuyiwa
Ikujesumuyiwa

Two things are involved. It’s either the boxes were allegedly transported to the house before being evacuated immediately he got wind of the agency or Sani allegedly gave false info. I urge the agency to carry out a due diligence on this matter to ascertain the truth.

Sir Noble
Sir Noble

Okeyy you den learn referee work on top your oga head abi??

I taught the national Assembly passed a bill that protects whistle blowers.

Even aproco bowers ain’t protected, so instead of giving youths jobs u turn them into aproco aka whistle blowers, the money u blowing whistle on na e Saraki and Co go take pay school fees for e children wey dey abroad, una no get sense, wetin dem use recovered money take do? Nth, Buhari dey one side, their children dey graduate, u wey dey blow whistle never pass jamb, make una get sense o

Lol

Just like that

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 whistleblower Namadi Sambo

 

A whistleblower named Abubakar Sani has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) for  providing false information to the commission.

Sani’s information had led to the raid on the residence of former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, on June 28, in Kaduna by ICPC and Directorate of State Services (DSS) operatives.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that since the raid on the property, the ICPC had not said if anything incriminating was found.

The whistleblower, who was arraigned yesterday before Justice Aliyu Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court, is facing a two-count charge of providing false information and misleading a public officer while on lawful duty.

Counsel to the commission, Elijah Akaakohol, said the accused had provided the false information to an official of the commission on June 21, 2017.

Akaakohol told the court that Sani had claimed to have transported boxes of money in local and foreign currencies from Abuja airport to the house at Ungwan Rimi GRA, Kaduna in 2013, which he suspected to be ill-gotten wealth and still at the house.

The counsel added that it was based on the claim that the accused “made officers of the commission to carry out a sting operation that turned out to be false”.

Sani, who appeared at the court without legal representation, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Thursday, November 2, for hearing.

Before the adjournment, Justice Tukur advised the accused to get a counsel to stand for him at the next adjourned date.

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