EFCC Arraigns Senior Prisons Officers For Stealing Diesel Kept In Their Custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday arraigned two top officials of Ogwashi-Uku prisons in Delta State before an Asaba high court, for allegedly stealing gas oil kept in their custody.

The two arraigned Prisons officers were a deputy Comptroller of Prisons in charge of Ogwashi-Uku prison, Diete Wure Wisdom and a senior Inspector of Prison, Ayamede Peter.

The officers were arraigned on a four-count charge which read; “Diete Wure Wisdom, male and Ayamede Peter, male, while being a deputy Comptroller of Prisons in charge of Ogwashi-Uku prison, a senior Inspector of Prison at Ogwashi-Uku prison respectively on or about April 2012 at Ogwashi-Uku in the Ogwashi-Uku judicial division did conspire with each other to commit felony to wit: stealing and thereby committed an offence.

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“Diete Wure Wisdom, male and Ayamede Peter, male, while being a deputy Comptroller of Prisons in charge of Ogwashi-Uku prison, a senior Inspector of Prison at Ogwashi-Uku prison respectively on or about April 2012 at Ogwashi-Uku did steal 27,000 liters of automatic gas oil (A.G.O) being the content of the 134 drums of 200 liters each loaded in a truck with registration number Enugu XN 789 ENU valued at about N4,020,000.00 property of the Federal Republic of Nigeria kept for safe keeping with the Nigerian Prison Service Ogwashi-Uku which you were in charge and thereby committed an offence.”

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