ICPC Charges Lecturer to Court for Misappropriation of N10.4m

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged a former lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Mr Bamidele M. G. Amosa to court for alleged misappropriation of N10.4 million.

The lecturer who was said to have dishonestly used N10,484,000 from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to run a doctorate degree in an international university is currently facing a 3-count charge before Justice M. O. Agboola of High Court 4, Osogbo, Osun State

The Commission alleged that during Mr Amosa’s stay as a lecturer of the institution, he falsely obtained the money by pretence, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud Act, 2004.

Amosa was also charged for using his position to confer corrupt advantage on himself, an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000. Furthermore, the lecturer is also facing the charge of making a false statement to a public officer, an offence contrary to Section 25 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 25 (1) (b).

While Amosa pleaded not guilty to all the charges laid on him, his lawyer, Ayo Adesanmi prayed the court to grant him bail on liberal terms, which the prosecution counsel, Kehinde Adetoye, did not object to.

Justice Agboola thereafter gave the accused bail in the sum of N2 million and one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned to 9th November 2020.

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