EFCC arraigns top police pension fund fraud suspect today

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By SONI DANIEL

Abuja — The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will today drag one of the key suspects in the multi-million police pension scam, Mrs. Uzoma Cyril Attang, before Justice Hussain Baba of the FCT High Court, Abuja, on charges of stealing and criminal breach of office.

Uzoma, who served as the Chief Accountant of the PPF between 2003 and 2008, is alleged to have used the post to enrich herself to the tune of billions of Naira.

Attang who was absent in court when the others were first arraigned, was in charge of the police pension fund when N7.8billion was stolen through 10,863 cheques. She was alleged to have personally signed 1,042 cheques to the tune of N1, 141,309,080.25.

141,309,080.25.

Investigation revealed that Mrs. Attang used several companies to defraud the PPO . Some of the companies, which she allegedly used, are Royal Diadem Business Logistic Limited, Amazing Grace Property Development Company, Enyiuzo Ventures Limited, Status Symbols Rentals Limited, Status Travels and Tours Limited, Quillponte and Anifon Nigeria Limited.

Operatives of the Commission have traced more than 20 assets to her, which are currently under investigation.

But the anti-graft agency has refused to bring its matters before justice Talba on the grounds that he reneged on an earlier agreement not to give option of fine to the John Yusuf, guilty to stealing over N32 billion.

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