Police Pension Scam: Court adjourns till Nov. 29


An FCT High Court on Thursday adjourned the Police Pension fund scam till Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.

Esar Dangabar, Atiku Kigo, Ahmed Wada, Veronica Onyegbula, Sani Zira, Uzoma Attang and Christian Madubuke, are standing trial for complicity in the over N24 billion scam in the police pension office.

The judge, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, adjourned the case after admitting letters and documents tendered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) .

The EFCC Prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), had through his witness, Mustapha Gadanya, who began his testimony on Wednesday, tendered the documents.

Dangabar’s Counsel Lateef Fagbemi did not oppose the tendering of the documents

Gadanya, an EFCC witness, said that N1.09 billion was discovered in the bank account of Esar Dangabar, a former Director of Police Pension fund.

He told the court that Dangabar had on Sept.2, 2009 deposited seven million naira into a particular bank account, adding that the defendant had millions of naira in different bank accounts.

The witness told the court that in the course of its investigation, it was discovered that Dangabar’s salary as at the time of the alleged fraud was less than N180,000 per month.


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