Prison officer convicted for non-disclosure of salary overpayment

An Ondo State Excessive Courtroom, Akure, has convicted Opadule Caroline Abimbola, an officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Ondo, for fraudulent receipt of property.

Abimbola was arraigned by the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC) in 2020.

She had pleaded “not responsible” to alleged fraudulent receipt of property, making a false assertion to a public officer, and utilizing her workplace to confer corrupt benefit on herself.

The offences are opposite to Sections 13, 25 and 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000.

The ICPC prosecuting crew advised the courtroom how at numerous occasions in 2012, Abimbola of the then Nigerian Jail Service, Ondo, was overpaid to the tune of N1.2million above her regular month-to-month wage.

The convict didn’t report the overpayment and made a false assertion to the ICPC when she was interrogated.

Justice Olabode Adegbengbe of Excessive Courtroom 5, Akure, sentenced her to a superb of N100,000 in lieu of custodial sentence.

He additionally ordered Abimbola to refund N900,000 to ICPC Restoration Account inside three months and enter right into a bond to be of fine conduct.

Jail officer convicted for non-disclosure of wage overpayment

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