-Civil servants charged to court for inserting ghost names into the federal civil service pay roll.
-The suspects pleaded not guilty to charges levelled against them.
EFCC discovers ghost workers in federal civil service, charges suspected perpetrators to court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday arraigned nine civil servants before a federal highcourt in Abuja for thier roles in inserting ghost workers into the federal government’s payroll.
The suspects are Usman Dayo, Osuntope Opeyemi, Johnson Adedokun, Ojeido Sylvanus, Oyebode Ayodeji, Florence Dada, Olaolu Dada, Blessing Ejeh and Aderibigbe Taiwo who are from government agencies like the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources; Environment Ministry and the Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC.
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They have been accused of allegedly creating and inserting various fake names into the payroll of the federal government for salaries and allowances without official approval, a situation that has caused the loss of several millions of Naira.
All nine suspects pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of Federal High Court, Apo, Abuja.
Their offence contravenes Section 289 of the Criminal Act according to the anti graft agency, EFCC.
Source: Naija News