EFCC Re-Arrests John Yusuf Over ₦32.8 Billion Pension Fraud
Agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have re-captured a previous Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, John Yakubu Yusuf, who has been on the pursued since 2018 the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, condemned him to six years detainment and a fine of N22.9 billion, for scheming with five different suspects to take N32.8 billion Police Pension Fund.
In light of his re-capture, Justice Baba Yusuf of the FCT High Court on Monday, June 22, 2020, gave a remand request that will empower him to serve his six years prison term in Kuje Correctional Service, Abuja.
Yusuf is one of the six government employees confronting arraignment for supposedly taking N32.8billion Police Pension Fund. He was at first indicted and condemned to two years detainment with an alternative of fine of N750, 000 (Seven Hundred Thousand Naira in particular) by a Federal Capital Territory High Court directed by Justice Abubakar Talba, in a supplication deal game plan. The conviction, viewed as a token punishment, started national and worldwide shock.
The EFCC, disappointed with the judgment of the preliminary court, moved toward the re-appraising court to put aside the judgment. Administering on the considerable issue, the Justices of the Court of Appeal held consistently that the three checks including Yusuf (Counts 17, 18, and 19) plainly expressed the sums he changed over for his own utilization. He conceded to the three tallies and along these lines admitted to the transformation of a total of about N24 billion to his own utilization.
The court focused on that the sentence of the preliminary court didn’t fill in as discouragement to both the convict and others. Thusly, the judges decided that the sentence is “therefore subdued and has the right to be surveyed as follows: on Counts 17, the Respondent is thusly condemned to two years detainment with an expansion of fine of N20 billion Naira; on Counts 18, the Respondent is thusly condemned to two years detainment with an expansion of fine of N1.4 billion Naira; on checks 19, the Respondent is therefore condemned to two years detainment with an expansion of fine of 1.5 billion Naira.
The sentence of detainment is to run successively and the fine is to be aggregate