Fraud: Okiro, ex-IGP to refund N133m to FG


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has directed the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, to remit N133 million to the Federal Treasury through the ICPC recovery account at First City Monument Bank.
This was the balance of the N350m he received from the Federal Government for staff trainings and physical monitoring of police personnel during the last general elections.
The ICPC also ordered the workers of the commission who were paid 2-way return ticket and Airport taxi fares to location within the Federal Capital Territory and States with close proximity to Abuja during the monitoring exercise to refund to the treasury monies amounting to N11.75 million.
“Consequently, this commission hereby directs, as follows, that the total balance of N133,413,845.99 from the N350,000,000 2015 Election monitoring exercise domiciled within FCMB be remitted to the Federal Treasury through the ICPC Recovery Account No. 1012929790 at Zenith Bank Plc,” it directed.
The anti-graft agency said these in its report of investigations into allegations of graft levelled against Okiro by a PSC worker, Solomon Kaase, who petitioned the ICPC in May, 2015 over alleged moves by Okiro to swindle the PSC to the tune of N275 million.
He alleged that the retired Inspector-General of Police claimed that the money would be used to train 900 PSC workers when the total number of the workers of the commission is 391.
Though the ICPC confirmed that the PSC has only 391 workers contrary to 900 claimed by Okiro, it did not indict him over the discrepancy.
It said, “Investigation findings revealed that the commission budgeted for training of 900 staff and to conduct training in Abuja, Lagos and Kano.
“However, the entire staff force was not more that 391 and that is the figure actually trained in a programme held in Abuja only. The Commission accepted the explanation that due …Read More

Source:: New Mail