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COURT ORDERS FORMER REGISTRAR TO REFUND SALARIES ILLEGALLY DRAWN FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

COURT ORDERS FORMER REGISTRAR TO REFUND SALARIES ILLEGALLY DRAWN FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

A High Court of Plateau State sitting in Jos, has ordered a former Registrar of the Federal College of Veterinary Medical Laboratory Technology, Vom, Muhammad Ambursa to return salaries he enjoyed for 11 years to the Federal Government.

Delivering judgment in the matter, Justice Christine Dabup, held that the total amount Ambursa received as salaries and allowances during his wrongful period of employment was illegal and criminal.

Justice Dabup also held that the refunds would be computed by the National Veterinary Research Institute/Federal College of Animal Health Tech Vom.

The Court equally held that for him to have linked his service of employment from the National Judicial Institute to Kebbi State judiciary service commission in 2003, was criminal and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 138 of the penal code law.

Consequently, Justice Dabup found the defendant guilty of all the coints levelled against him and ordered him to pay a fine of N100,000 or face six months jail term in a correctional centre.

The Court added that for count two, the defendant is to pay a fine of N50,000 or one month in a correctional centre in default.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC had said that Ambursa, failed to disclose material facts and took another pensionable appointment at the Veterinary Institute for 11 years, having been compulsorily retired by the National Judicial Institute on the grounds of indiscipline.

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