2 Civil Servants to be Prosecuted by ICPC for Allegedly Defrauding Job Seekers of N14.8 Million

Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission
(ICPC) – Two civil servants who had the nerve to engage in a job fraud
are being made to pay for their evil ways.

 Two fraud suspects, Grace Nwauzor and Okorie Otubaku, have been remanded
in prison. They were sent to jail by a High Court of the Federal
Capital Territory on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding job seekers of
N14. 8 million.

According to Premium Times, the suspects were arraigned on a 10-count
charge, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences
Commission, ICPC, for allegedly collecting money from job seekers
between 2012 and 2013, and offering them non-existent jobs in government
establishments.

The ICPC said in a statement that Ms. Nwauzor, a Level 12 officer under
Career Management Section in the office of the Head of Civil Service of
the Federation, was arrested along with her alleged accomplice while
trying to defraud some naval officers.

According to the statement, Mrs. Nwauzor was accused of collecting N2,
250, 000 in 2013 from a man identified as Matthias Ibrahim, an
intermediary between her and many job-seekers.

She was also alleged to have received N700,000 from Onyeziligbo Ngozi in
2012 for the purpose of getting employment in a government ministry or
department.

The other accused, Mr. Otubaku, is alleged to have collected N5. 8
million in 2013 from Mathias Ibrahim with the aim of securing jobs for
Mr. Ibrahim’s candidates in some departments and agencies of government.

The money was paid into his Ecobank account. The duo pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to them.

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The judge, Salisu Garba, however ordered they be remanded in jail, pending the hearing of their bail application on November 1.

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