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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 19 January 2022


EFCC arraigns airman for 'theft'of N20m

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Kaduna State chapter, has arraigned a serving airman, Lance Corporal Haruna Samuel, on a one-count charge of theft and criminal misappropriation.

The EFCC disclosed this in a statement shared on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, January 19.

The anti-graft agency said the Lance Corporal, who is serving at the Nigeria Air Force Base in Kaduna, allegedly received a credit alert of N20 million from his employer’s account in error. He, however, did not report the error to the bank neither did he report it to the Air Force account office. Instead, he used part of the money to attend to his pressing financial needs including settling his debts.

“The money was sent in error from the account of his employer. Knowing full well he wasn’t expecting any payment of such magnitude, the defendant, instead of reporting the issue to his bank or employer, went ahead to withdraw part of the money for personal use, including settling debts,” The EFCC said.

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