Nigeria: ICPC Arraigns Ex-Border Agency Boss Over Alleged Age Falsification
Abuja, October 18, 2018 (AltAfrica)-A former Acting Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), Mrs. Victoria Olutayo Odumosu, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for age falsification.
Mrs. Odumosu was arraigned before Justice Olasumbo O. Goodluck of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama on a five-count charge bordering on conferring corrupt advantage upon herself as a public officer in order to keep herself in public service beyond the statutory retirement age.
According to the commission spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, the accused was alleged to have changed her date of birth on the agency’s nominal roll from 6th July, 1956 to 6th July, 1960, when she was made the head of Human Resources Department of the agency, contrary to Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
This fact, AltAfrica.com learnt, was discovered by ICPC after it launched an investigation into allegations contained in a petition it had received against the accused person.
At the court, Mrs. Odumosu pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against her when they were read out to her.
Counsel to the accused person, Sayo J. Odumosu, through a written application, sought the relief of the court to grant his client bail.
Justice Goodluck then adjourned the case to Friday 19th October, 2018 for bail hearing, while the suspect has been remanded in ICPC custody.