NULGE Chairman Allegedly Stole N17.5m~NEWSEXTRA - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE

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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

NULGE Chairman Allegedly Stole N17.5m~NEWSEXTRA



More revelations have emerged on how a National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) chairman allegedly embezzled public funds.

NEWSEXTRA reports that the NULGE Chairman, Ado Local Government Chapter, Benue State, Otsapa Ubani Otsapa, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC for alleged criminal conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of public funds to the tune of N17.5 million.

Otsapa’s case is before Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi.

One of the two-count charge reads: “That you, Otsapa Ubani Otsapa being National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Chairman, Ado Chapter, between 2016 and 2019 in Ado Local Government area of Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, was entrusted with the sum of N17,552,400.00 by the NULGE state chapter.

The said fund was for the welfare of its members, but (you) dishonestly misappropriated the said sum and thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 312 of the Penal Code (CAP) 124 Laws of Benue State, and punishable under Section 313 of the same Law.”

The NULGE Chairman is currently undergoing trial following his arrest by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.





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