Court Convicts Ex-Registrar Of Veterinary College For Receiving 11 Years Double Salaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Thursday, ordered the former registrar of the Federal College of Veterinary Medical Laboratory Technology, Vom, Muhammad Amburs to pay back salaries he relished during his 11 years of wrongful employment to the Federal Government.

The presiding judge, Justice Christine Dabup, gave the order after finding the convict guilty on the two counts of knowingly making a false statement to the management of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) in which he falsely stated a linkage of service of his employment from the National Judiciary Institute to the Kebbi Judiciary Commission in 2003.

She said the offence is punishable under Section 25 (1)(b) of the Corrupt Practices and Other offences Act, 2000.

Dabup declared in respect of count one that the defendant is to pay a fine of N100,000 or serve six months in a correctional centre in default.

She also said the defendant is to pay a fine of N50,000 or one month in a correctional centre in default, for the count two charges.

Eise Hassan, the defence attorney, stated that his client would pay the fines.

He added that he will get the court proceedings’ documents of action.

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