EFCC Arraigns Accountant Over N7.8bn Police Pension Fraud

Uzoma-AttangThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said yesterday that it will arraign a former accountant in the police pension fund office, Mrs Uzoma Cyril Attang, today (Wednesday) over N7.8bn pension fraud.

The suspect who will be arraigned before Justice Hussain Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja, will be docked on charges bordering on stealing and criminal breach of trust.

A statement by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said, Mrs Attang has “allegedly abused her position to enrich herself while she served as chief accountant in the Police Pension office between 2003 and 2008.”

“Attang who was absent in court when the others were first arraigned, was in charge of the police pension fund when N7.8billion was stolen through 10,863 cheques. She was also discovered to have personally signed 1,042 cheques to the tune of N1, 141,309,080.25.” he said.



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