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ICPC To Arraign Ex-Surveyor General Awudu Over N2bn Contract Fraud



Former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Ebisintei Awudu is set to be arraigned before an FCT High Court in Abuja over allegations of fraud.

Naija News report that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to prosecute Awudu for engaging in contract fraud.

The ICPC alleged that Awudu awarded multiple contracts worth over N2 billion to a company in which he was a director and shareholder as well as to relation and associates.

The anti-graft agency added that Awudu allegedly received over N300 million as gratification from a contractor handling and executing different contracts for the office of surveyor-general of the federation, which is an offence contrary to Section (10) (a) (i) and punishable under Section 10 (a) (ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.

His arraignment which was initially scheduled for July 5, was stalled due to his absence and that of his counsel.

A Federal High Court judge, Justice Olusegun Adeniyi, had adjourned the case and ordered him to appear before the court on July 12.

Recalls that operatives of the ICPC had in July 2019 raided Awudu’s office over allegations of contract fraud and theft of public assets.

Consequently, Awudu vacated his seat in September that same year.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.