FG To Arraign Ex Police IG Over Alleged Fraud
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has said it will resume prosecution of a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Sunday Ehindero, for alleged criminal conversion of money belonging to the Ministry of Police Affairs into personal use while he was at the helm of the Nigeria Police Force.
Mr. Ehindero served as Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police from 2005 – 2007.
In a statement by spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, she stated that the prosecution followed a ruling of the Supreme Court which dismissed the appeal filed by Ehindero challenging the jurisdiction of the commission and that of the FCT High Court to try him.
Okoduwa said, “Mr. Ehindero and an accomplice had in 2012 been arraigned on six counts for allegedly conspiring to criminally convert public funds totalling N16,412,315.00 being interests generated from the sum of N557,995,065.00 police money he had placed in two fixed deposit accounts at Wema Bank Plc and the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc.
“The said money was donated by the Bayelsa State Government to the Force at the time to enable it to purchase equipment for proper policing of the state.
“When the principal sum donated was to be transferred to the Ministry of Police Affairs from the accounts, the interests earned were not transferred with it, and that formed the crux of the allegations against the accused.”
The ICPC spokesperson added, “The matter ought to have come up on Wednesday April 11, 2018 for further mention before Justice S.C. Oriji of FCT High Court 10 sitting in Apo but the court did not sit.