ICPC Arraigns Ex Police IG Ehindero Over Alleged Fraud
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), on Thursday, re-arraigned a former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, alongside a former police commissioner, John Obaniyi, on a six-count charge for alleged fraud.
The defendants were arraigned at an Apo District High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
They were accused of misusing N578 million (N557,995,065) donated by the Bayelsa State Government for the purchase of arms.
According to the charge, the fund was diverted into separate accounts owned by the defendants, where it generated an interest of N16,412,315.
The generated interest was allegedly used for the defendant’s personal objectives.
The charge also alleged that the defendants lied to officials of the ICPC when they told two of the commission’s staff upon enquiry about the diverted funds, that the generated interest was used for official purposes.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
After taking their pleas, the court admitted the defendants on bail, based on the previous conditions and adjourned the matter to June 19.