ICPC Arraigns Polytechnic Lecturer for Allegedly Misappropriating N4.1M

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Kaduna State office, has arraigned one Mr. Sahabi Dahiru Doka, before Justice Kabiru Dabo of Kaduna State High Court, Zaria, Kaduna State, for allegedly misappropriating the sum of N4,103,214.90 (Four Million, One Hundred and Three Thousand, Two Hundred and Fourteen Naira, Ninety Kobo).

Doka, who allegedly received the sum as salaries from Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria as a Lecturer, while being on secondment as Secretary to Kudan Local Government Council of Kaduna State, has been charged on two counts for offences punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and Section 293 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017; and Punishable under Section 294 of the same law.

When the charges were read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The ICPC Prosecutor, Mathew Mamman, thereafter, applied for a date for hearing so as to present witnesses and also applied for the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending hearing and determination of the matter.

The defendant’s lawyer applied for bail pending trial which was granted on the condition that a reliable surety who is resident in Kaduna with a landed property with a C of O worth N5 million or have the sum of N5 million in cash or in a bank account be provided. The bail bond on the Defendant and surety is N500,000 each.

The matter was adjourned till 2nd February 2023 for hearing.