Corruption: Civil servants in Plateau face prosecution


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The Plateau Head of Service (HoS), Mr Izam Azi, has said that 10 civil servants of the state are being prosecuted in various courts for various corruption offences.

Azi told the newsmen on Thursday in Jos that the state government had zero tolerance to any form of financial or character corruption in the civil service.

“We are presently prosecuting 10 civil servants from various ministries in different courts for deeping their hands into the coffers of the state.

“Unfortunately one of them died while standing trial, leaving only nine of them to answer for their nefarious actions while in service, ’’ the head of service disclosed.

The HoS explained that four of the suspects tampered with students’ scholarship allowances of College of Nursing, Vom, running into millions of Naira, while another set of them allegedly was collecting salaries meant for a…

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