Police nabs five local government officials for pension fraud- See photos.

The Bauchi Police Command has apprehended five officials of the Bauchi State Local Government Pension Board for alleged pensuon scam and forgery.  

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ahmed Wakili has revealed through a statement on Sarurday, September 19 that the suspects were arrested for fraud and criminal conspiracy.

He added that they also accused of criminal breach of trust by a public servant and forgery.

Wakili narrated how the police got wind of the issue when a letter of complaint was sent from the office of the Executive Governor of the state, signed by the Private Principal Secretary to the governor, Musa Mohammed Kirfi was received at the station on the 12th of September 2020.

Three of the staff of the pension bird were arrested alongside beneficiaries of the forgery. The three officials include; Mohammed B. Mohammed, the Editor of the board, Musa Bappayo, computer operator of the board and Samaila Musa.

The DSP alleged that the letter was bring to light the misdealings of the suspects.

“The letter was received through the office of commissioner of police for discrete investigation. When interrogated the above-mentioned persons confessed to have inserted about seven illegal beneficiaries’ names into the pensions records fraudulently,”

“The names illegally inserted are Mohammed Namamu (AKA MUHAMADUN FAIZA, Abubakar Muazu

“These Two were the candidates/beneficiaries introduced by Samaila Musa ‘m’ aged 38yrs of Federal Low-cost whom inserted above-mentioned none of them is a civil servant of the state are receiving sixty five thousand (N65,000) and eighty five thousand (N85,000) per month for the period of eighteen (18) month which accumulated to two million seven hundred thousand (N2.700,000),” Wakil said.

The PPRO added that efforts are been made to capture the other suspects.

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