Civil servant to refund 11-year salary over false employment

Muhammed Nasiru, a senior staff of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom, Plateau State, has been ordered by a state high court sitting in Jos to refund the salaries he received for 11 years as head of administration on appointment.

Nasiru who was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) before the court on a two-count charge, was also sentenced to six months imprisonment for false declaration of documents and failure to give accurate documents in seeking employment with NVRI.

The ICPC had maintained that he’s not qualified for the employment because he was compulsorily retired from service by the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja, in 2003.

Justice Christy Dabup who presided over the case, gave him an option of N150,000 fine in lieu of the jail term.

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