Former IG of Police, Sunday Ehindero Remanded in Kuje Prisons for Embezzling N16million & Misappropriating over N500million

Posted on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 AM

By Adeola Adeyemo

Talk about having a taste of one’s own medicine. After sending so many people to jail, its time to go join them. How sad.

The Former Inspector General of Police, Sunday Ehindero has been remanded in Kuje prisons for charges of embezzling and misappropriating funds while at the helm of affairs. Ehindero is on trial for allegedly embezzling N16 million meant for the police force. He and a former Commissioner of Police in charge of Budget, John Obaniyi, were, on Friday, docked before an Abuja High Court.

There have been several versions of the actual amount misappropriated by the duo during their tenure. Daily Times reports that the money was the interest that accrued to N567 million donated to the police, for the procurement of arms, ammunition and riot control equipment, by the Bayelsa State Government. Tribune claims that they misappropriated about N558 million while The Nation says they misappropriated about N574.4 million Police fund while in office.

Furthermore, they were accused of placing another N200 million from the donation in a fixed deposit account at the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc where it yielded N6.5 million. They allegedly converted the interests that accrued from the two fixed deposits to their personal use.

They were arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over a six count-charge of criminal conspiracy and misappropriation Police funds while in office.

Both men pleaded not guilty.

The trial judge, Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi had granted the former police chief bail in the sum of N10 million and was to also provide a surety in like sum.

But when he failed to meet the bail applications by Friday evening, he was sent to Kuje Prisons to spend at least the next 48 hours, until Monday, with other prisoners.

Ehindero succeeded Tafa Balogun, who was also convicted for corruption, as Inspector General of Police. He served his tenure between 2005 and 2007.

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  • 21 Comments on “Former IG of Police, Sunday Ehindero Remanded in Kuje Prisons for Embezzling N16million & Misappropriating over N500million”

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    • signature September 23, 2012 at 8:52 AM

      mean while….
      somewhere in the National Assembly and Aso Rock, someone is embezzling ten times that amount….

      • mulikatcardoso September 23, 2012 at 10:48 AM

        corupptions is corupption, let all go to jail,police ,aso rock national assembly members,when cut ,jali, our youth finish school no job,the one that got a job first pay 300,000 to get a salary job of 30,000 naira monthly pay.lateer saying robbers,kidnappers e.t.c in the country,when somebody with uni.degere no job ,looking for a job over past 5 yrs,i dont say is good to rob or kidnap,the boom line is no job no future, that is reason 90% of the reason for those robs and kidnapping….

        • signature September 23, 2012 at 2:53 PM

          i am not saying he should not go to jail, of course he deserves wat he’s gettin, but i am bringing attention to the fact that this is an on going mess,
          and i hope while they are investigation past theft, they are also checking the ones that are currently in a position the sell us to another continent without us knowing. no be when dem don chop the thing commot am. this guy left office in 2007, what year are we again??….#my point exactly!

      • Usaveone September 23, 2012 at 2:34 PM

        SMH….its a shame!

        Check: http://usaveone.blogspot.com

    • Paschal Oge Chikeroh September 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM

      Hope this is not show? In the past when they arrest corrupt government officials, they find a way to clear them!

      • Ibrahim September 23, 2012 at 11:43 AM

        I don’t think this can be clean easily because the dirty is too much.

    • DocDeola September 23, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      2 wrongs do not make a right, dis is the vicious cycle going on in Nigeria, leading the race to the bottom with who can steal the most!

      • Haruna sako September 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM

        this is really vicious cycle of corruption in nigeria.

    • Onu Henry Chidi September 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

      N16m is chicken change to the extent of corruption going on in Nigeria, though its good that we are now seeing a Nigeria that doent hesitate in jailing big boys nowadays. Its good for a start

    • naijasportsgists September 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      A lesson for others only that the case will soon fade out.
      http://naijasportsgists.wordpress.com/

    • lorenz September 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      a 16million interest on donations? come on! How much Uncle Farouk collect as bribe sef? Dem no even talk about that package again oh! No body go fit compare that money with dis one.

    • Brandigest September 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      Fight for courruption in Nigeria is a selective engagement. How come do the likes of Ohakim, Tinubu, Dimeji Bankole, Obj, Atiku, Orji Uzor Kalu, Peter Odili, OGD, former this;former that, one time this; one time that, former DG this; former DG that, etc still walk freely on the street? What has happened to all those pension, aviation, oil,etc probes? http://www.brandigest.wordpress.com

    • ify September 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      wait till they give you one health related reason why he cannot remain in jail. nonsense!

    • i no send September 23, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      Nigerians …how do these official get their hands so freely on your tax payers money isn’t there a system of checks and balances???

    • purplepearl September 23, 2012 at 2:25 PM

      Lets hope justice will be served, meanwhile sleep tight in Kuje for the time being

    • ladon September 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      Risible!..we yet hope for ‘the awakening’ whilst we waddle in this ‘Kafkaesque ‘STATE OF A NATION’. (no pun intended)

    • faith September 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      All these nA hype…I swear we will not see d end of this…mtsheEww!

    • nich September 23, 2012 at 3:51 PM

      Nigerians are so dump to believe all this hype……..because he did not give the part of the money …now he is a victim…….Nigerians keep hoping on hope …against hope…..outside the entertainment industry….there is no hope for Nigeria and Africa…….since the youths are not ready for a revolution……let them keep dreaming for justice that will never happen….the idiot would still go Scot free….

    • smh September 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

      “Talk about having test of one own medicine,after sending so many to jail,it time to go join them” I don’t tink that so cool to say,wouldn’t he have send criminal to jail?

    • patrick September 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

      99days for thief, one day for the owner. dis kin tory dey sweet me sotey my bele dey pain me. y now, he think say e wise wick man that was d reason u dismissed many police men from d job. Not only him hafiz rigim shuld join him also. they are all thief.

    • John Inalegwu October 16, 2012 at 10:20 AM

      Surely sins shall not go unpunished, surely the evil men do leave after them ,what goes up must surely comes down, surely never you insult crocodile when you never cross river. Surely what is hiding shall be uncover ,surely the wicked man flee when no man pursuit him, surly there is Time for every thing . ALL These men failed to understand one thing , they have forgotten that a day will come that you will die and somebody else will be ravishing on it .may God give us the sense of understanding his word .AMEN.