Multimillion naira pension fraud uncovered in Jigawa

Published 8 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
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 Written by Adamu Amadu, Dutse Thursday, 17 November 2011

THE Jigawa State police command has uncovered a syndicate involving an area court judge and a former member in the state House of Assembly, defrauding the state government of millions of naira through the state salaries and pension’s directorate.

The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Hashimu Argungu, paraded the suspects at the state’s police headquarters in Dutse.

The syndicate suspected to be led by a former lawmaker, performed its operations at Royal Tropicana Hotel, in Dutse.

The police commissioner noted that “a good Samaritan alerted the police to the activities of the syndicates, who have been perpetrating fraud using the state coffers, which has cost the state millions of naira in recent times.”

Alhaji Argungu explained that with the assistance of the Salaries and Pensions Directorate, they swung into action to investigate the three files from which the arrests were made.

According to him, “the syndicate perpetrates the fraud by using proxy names of imaginary deceased pensioners and siblings, as well as fake files to siphon money from the States Salaries and Pensions Directorate.”

He explained further that the former legislator in the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Mr Saleh S. Fawa, who was alleged to be the leader of the syndicate, chaired the committee on salaries and pension in the assembly for eight years when he was a member.

He further stated that “He (Fawa) confessed to have organised the other suspects to put together a forged file bearing the name, Abdullahi Mohammed, who they claimed had died as a class-room teacher with Koki –Nami Primary School Gumel LGEA.

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