Lecturer jailed five years for fraud

Muhammed Sani Nuhu, who formerly lectures at the Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Kebbi State, bagged five years imprisonment after he was convicted for fraud.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) secured Nuhu’s conviction for diverting over N6 million in study grant.

Azuka Ogugua, who speaks for the anti-graft commission, stated this on Tuesday. He said that Justice Hassan Usman of the Kebbi State High Court convicted Nuhu on the 4-count charge preferred against him.

Providing more insight into the conviction, Ogugua said Nuhu converted “two million Naira (N2, 000,000:00) study grant to his person in 2015, and another four million, one hundred and seventy-three thousand, four hundred Naira (N4,173,400:00) study grant in 2016.” The court ordered that Nuhu refund the federal government.

The disgraced academic had received the special grants to enable him attend an international conference in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Equally, either of the grants was to enable him begin a Doctor of Philosophy programme at the University of Technology Malaysia, respectively.

The ICPC said Nuhu’s offences contradicted Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, as well as Section 311 of the Penal Code, and punishable under Section 312 of the Penal Code Law (Cap 89) Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.

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