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Police Loses 1.3Bn To 4 Officers, As EFCC Steps Into Matter

Four police officers Olumide Odumosu, Sule Yususf Tegina, Helen Nwafor, Okpalugo Ifeoma and two companies Olu Osmond Nigeria Limited and Jemmy Yus Investment Nigeria Limited have been docked for alleged diversion of  N1,301,334,108 from the coffers of the Nigeria Police Force.
The defendants are facing 14 counts charge.

In the charge, marked, Temp/39698/2018, the EFCC alleged that the defendants stole the 1.3 billion Naira from the Nigeria Police Force and fraudulently converted it to their own between 2013 and 2014.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alleged that the defendants conspired with one Ogbadu Joseph and one Hassan Muhammed, who are now at large.

The EFCC prosecuting counsel Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court that the defendants acted contrary to Section 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011 and were liable to be punished under Section 285 (1) of the same Act.

Proceedings was stalled on Thursday as the 3rd defendant, Helen Nwafor, told the court that she did not understand English Language and would require the charges to be translated to her in Igbo Language.

Justice Sherifat Solebo adjourned till November 7, 2018 to get an interpreter who understands Igbo.

The defence counsel, A.O. Osinfowora, prayed that the defendants should be returned to EFCC, but his prayer was not granted and she ordered that the defendants should be remanded in the prison custody.



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