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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), has arraigned the Head of Payroll Department of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida, Niger State, Sadiq A. Sadiq, before Justice Abdullahi Mika’ilu of High Court 4 in Minna, for allegedly inserting names of three ghost workers into the payroll.

The commission who disclosed this through a statement signed by its spokesperson, Azuka Ogogua, also arraigned the Head of Internal Audit, Awesu M. Bababida, and one Ihuoma Mirian, a staff of the Centre.

In a three-count charge, the court was informed of how the trio allegedly colluded to use the ghost workers’ names and syphoned monies to the tune of N17, 517,967.34 into personal use, knowing full well that the three names never existed.

The accused persons were also charged for using their position to confer corrupt advantage upon themselves.

Their offenses are contrary to sections 19 and 26(1) (c) and punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Act, 2000.

All of the accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charges preferred against them were read to them.

Counsel to the defendants therefore, by way of a written application prayed the court to grant his clients bail which was not opposed by the prosecution counsel.

Justice Mika’ilu granted the accused bail in the sum of N5m each.

They were also ordered to individually provide two sureties with evidence of ownership of landed properties worth N5m each within the jurisdiction of the court, in addition to surrendering their travel documents.

The matter was adjourned to October 6, for commencement of hearing.

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