EFCC nabs Sokoto director, recovers N6.7m alleged ‘stolen’ staff salaries

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THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, on Friday, October 18, 2019 arrested Danladi Chindo, Director of Finance, Ministry of Local Government, Sokoto, and Nasiru Umar of the same ministry.

They were arrested for an alleged conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of funds to the tune of N6,703,000.00 (Six Million Seven Hundred and Three Thousand Naira). The money has, however, been recovered by the anti- graft agency.

The arrest of the suspects followed a petition by 63 staff of Kebbe Local Government Area of Sokoto State alleging that the suspects misappropriated their salaries for the months of April to September, 2019.

A statement by the EFCC said that investigation revealed that the salaries of the 63 employees were stopped for alleged malicious reasons. However, the entire sum of N6, 703, 000.00k (Six Million Seven Hundred and Three Thousand Naira) diverted, had been recovered.

It added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

– Oct 19, 2019 @ 15:29 GMT |

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