ICPC drags Immigration Officer to Court

A Deputy Superintendent Officer with the Nigeria Immigration Service; Imam Aminu, has been charged before a Kaduna High Court 14, by the Indepenent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for a four count charge of corrupt practices.

The charge with number: KDH/KD/1/ICPC/16, stated that on about 2008, the Officer, Imam Aminu, being employed as a Public Officer to wit a Deputy Superintendent with the Nigeria Immigration Service did knowingly acquire a private interest in an investment connected with the Public Service by your status and relationship with the Company Matawalle Global Ventures Ltd and her involvement with the marketing activities of petroleum product which supply indirectly emanated from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 12 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

“That you Mr. Imam Aminu (m) on or about 2012 being employed as a Public Officer to wit a Deputy Superintendent with the Nigeria Immigration Service did perfect acts preparatory to acquisition of a private interest in an investment connected with the Public Service when you through your company Matawalle Global Ventures Ltd obtained a DPR operating Licence No. BT02930 with company identification code IND-8220/KD dated 24 th April, 2012 also having observed all statutory documents for takeover of a filling station and you hereby committed an offence contrary to section 26(b) and punishable under section 12 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

“That you Mr. Imam Aminu on or about 3 rd February, 2014 did cause statement to be made to an officer of the Commission in the cause of the exercise of his duties which to your knowledge is false when Bashir Ahmed while writing a statement on your behalf stated that: ‘the company per se has not been used for any business or contract transaction with any Government, Agencies, Parastatals or Ministries…” when indeed you had business dealings in petroleum product which supply emanated from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); And you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 25(1) (a) and punishable under section 25(1)(b) of the Corrupt practices and other related offences Act, 2000.

“That you Mr. Imam Aminu on or about 3rd February, 2014 did cause statement to be made to an officer of the Commission in the cause of the exercise of his duties which to your knowledge is false when Bashir Ahmed while writing a statement on your behalf stated that: ‘the company per se has not been used for any business or contract transaction with any Government, Agencies, Parastatals or Ministries…” when indeed you had business dealings in products which supply emanated from Crown Flour Mills Limited through your company Matawale Ventures; and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 25(1) (a) and punishable under section 25(1)(b) of the Corrupt practices and other related offences Act, 2000.”

Briefing journalists at the premises of the court, Counsel to Complainant, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Samaila Abdu Esq. said the case has been assigned before Justice Khobo of Court 14, and adjourned to March 5, 2017 for mentioning. According to him, the Judge Honourable Khobo is on a national assignment at one of the Election Petition Tribunal, so the court could not sit yesterday.

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