Nigeria:Retired judge in alleged N220 million fraud
ICPC chairman in Nigeria Professor Owasanoye
London, Nov. 15, 2017 (AltAfrika)-A retired High Court Judge in Kano, one of the northern States of Nigeria is under investigation by both the National Judicial Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over allegation of 220 million naira fraud.
The former chief judge may have admitted to the crime as he was reported to have made a part payment to his victim.
A release signed by Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for ICPC the suspect justice Auta allegedly conspired with some others to defraud a business man Bashir Yakasai of the money.
Mrs Okoduwa said the amount was fraudulently obtained from Yakasai by Auta and his accomplice, Bashir Sufi on the pretext that they were acting on behalf of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar
Auta and Bashir who were initially detained by ICPC have been released on administrative bail pending the outcome of investigation.