Accountant Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison Over Fraud
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
Garba Abdullahi Tahir, also known as Tahir Garba, has been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for stealing N26.1 million meant for pensioners while serving as an Accountant in the Pensions Account Office of the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC had prosecuted Abdullahi on a seven count amended charge that bordered on money laundering.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, convicted Abdullahi on all seven counts, sentencing him to three years imprisonment on each count to run concurrently.
The case is related to the billion naira pension fraud in the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, for which several civil servants were investigated over a decade ago and charged to court by the EFCC.
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