Crime

ICPC Arraigns Kano LG Chair Over Revenue Misappropriation

The Chairman of Fagge Local Government Area in Kano State has been charged by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) with misappropriating income collected by his local government.

The Chairman, Ibrahim Muhammad Abdullahi (Shehi), appeared in court and pled not guilty to the four-count accusation against him, which revolved around his alleged allotment of 20% of generated money to the collecting team instead of the permitted three to 4%.

The ICPC claimed that in March 2018, the defendant gave the collecting team an unfair benefit of N689,000 in the form of a 20% commission.

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In June 2018, he was accused of committing the same crime, allegedly releasing N733,000 to one Sani S. Ibrahim and N338,560 to one Abdullahi Adamu in the same month.

The ICPC said in April of that year that the chairman paid N399,000 to one Abdullahi Adamu, which was 20 percent of the generated money, rather than the permitted percentage.

Section 19 of the ICPC Act of 2000 was said to be violated by the acts.

The presiding court, Justice Jamilu Shehu Sulaiman, said the accused was granted release on a N500, 000 bond because he is the incumbent chairman of the local government.

The matter has been rescheduled for hearing on January 17th, 2021.

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