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EFCC Re-arrests “Police Pension Thief” John Yusuf after Court Frees Him on N750,000 Fine



Following the two year jail sentence with the option of a N750,000 fine passed on John Yusuf, the former assistant director in the Federal Civil Service who embezzled the Police Pension fund, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re- arrested him.

Punch reports that he was re-arrested today because because there were other  pending cases  against him.

Yusuf was set free by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on Monday  after paying N750,000 fine for conniving with others to defraud the office and pensioners of N27.2bn. His judgement was stiffly resisted by most Nigerians who felt he deserved a harsher punishment for his crimes.

Spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren told Punch that he would be re-arraigned to face fresh charges.

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  1. TimesAreHard

    January 29, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    what a WASH!

  2. Scarlet Xianne

    January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Better, much better. Why is he covering his face? Somebody’s father, see him! Pity for his children….the embarassment…

  3. Msunderstood

    January 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Efcc just want their own share of d money.

  4. Jay

    January 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    E ba mi kigbe Ole O!

  5. i no send

    January 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Damage control perhaps?? if there was no outcry about his light sentence he would have gone home to sip cristal..

  6. Winny

    January 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    The nation known as Nigeria is just a big joke. Fighting corruption indeed

  7. ajike

    January 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Winny,u got it right…what a shame

  8. Olufunmi

    January 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    LMAO! **speechless**

  9. ikunkun

    January 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Can you imagine, Nigeria is such an hypocritical state, You can’t call an old man by his first name but you can steal his money and cause him to die in penury???How can this idiot cheat old people who worked hard(an I mean worked in the real sense of it cos most of those people had their jobs when the system still worked) and get away with it??? No regard for the Children and the elderly in this our country…at least if you cheat the youth dem go hustle find way to chop…..God forgive us all!!!

  10. Zeeze

    January 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Ole buruku oshi. they should have rearrested him and that stupid judge immediately. the judge is the one i want hanged right now. very foolish somebody, how did someone so shameless become a judge.

  11. johnson

    January 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    naija oo

  12. RIICO

    January 30, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Abeg!!! Who fit join? Make we go cut our own part of τ̲̅ђƺ national cake. ℓ̊ wonder wen this country I̶̲̥̅̊S̤̥̈̊ gonna be a great state indeed. Naija ℓ̊ hail oh.

  13. emmanuel

    January 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

    naija is the only place where u are given chieftancy cos u stole billions.very soon he will be released again.

  14. kings

    January 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

    a cheif is theif.old prat

  15. Sparkle

    January 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

    It is really funny. Someone who has always pleaded not guilty came on the day of judgement, pleaded guilty and just got a slap on the wrist. They have only succeeded in ridiculing the judiciary system and also encourage others to steal from the nation’s purse. I shake my head for Nigeria.

    • Brigitta

      February 22, 2013 at 9:00 am


  16. Abi

    January 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    na wa for naija… anyways on a more positive note i saw this post on daily mail i believe you guys need to share with our people

  17. Limog

    January 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    SMH 🙁


    January 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Yes, thank God!!!! This is impressive, well done…Bravo. Good job……… In a few weeks he’ll be let go probably with a fine of 25 Naira. Surely these ‘fresh charges’ can’t possibly come close N27.2 billion?***

  19. temmy anny

    January 31, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Do we realise that this man has sent alot of people to their early grave, families distabilised because of his greed? Alot of people have been denied of rights because a few greedy individual have decided to rob them of the life long benefits? and this same man is left to walk through the streets freely as if nothing went wrong. no thanks to the porous legal system in the country that only favours the rich. Just last week an aged man stole a pack of biscuit and was sentence to 2 years in jail but nothing to the rich when they commit the same offence. shame on this country.

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