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Whistleblower remanded in Prison over False Information against Ex VP Sambo

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Whistle-blower remanded in Prison for providing False Information

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo

A whistleblower Abubakar Sani-Chindo has been remanded in prison by the Kaduna State High Court for allegedly providing false information, Punch reports.

Abubakar had reportedly provided the false information that led to the raiding of the former Vice President Namadi Sambo‘s residence in Kaduna on June 28.

Officers from the Department of State Services (DSS) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) had raided Sambo’s house three times, never finding any incriminating document on all occasions.

The ICPC had charged Sani-Chindo with two counts of providing the false information on June 21, 2017.

The counts read:

That you, Abubakar Sani-Chindo (alias Abdullahi Mohammed) (m), sometime on  June  21, 2017 or thereafter at Kaduna, Kaduna State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court knowingly gave a false information to an officer of the commission that sometime in 2013 you conveyed huge sums of money, both in Nigerian and other foreign currencies from the Abuja airport to a house at Ungwan Rimi, GRA, on the directive of an Army officer, which money you suspected to be ill-gotten wealth and is still lying in boxes at the moment of your report and of which you made the officers of the commission to carry out a sting operation that turned out to be false, and you committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 64(3)of the Corrupt Practices and other related offences Act 2000.

That you, Abubakar Sani-Chindo (alias Abdullahi Mohammed) (m) sometime on  June 21, 2017 or thereafter at Kaduna, Kaduna State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, knowingly made a false statement to Mr. Olusegun Adigun, an officer, in the exercise of his duties as a public officer. That sometime in 2013, you conveyed a huge sum of money both in the Nigerian and other foreign currencies from the Abuja airport to a house in Ungwan Rimi, GRA, Kaduna, on the directive of a retired Army officer, which money you suspected to be ill-gotten wealth and still lying in boxes in that said house at the moment of your report and of which you made the officer of the commission of the ICPC to carry out a sting operation that turned out to be false, thereby committing an offence, contrary to Section 25(1) and punishable under Section 25(1b) of the ICPC act 2000.

The whistle-blower pleaded not guilty to both counts, after which the judge adjourned the case until November 2, remanding Sani-Chindo in prison until then.

6 Comments

  1. Movado

    July 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    What if the whistle blower was right and someone in ICPC pre informed Sambo before he was searched? In Nigeria, anything can happen!

    • FasholasLover

      July 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      What if it was a stunt to embarrass the former VP? Raiding his house three times? Three times! Common guys. Who is gonna follow up to see/ensure this whistle blower goes to jail?

    • Seriously

      July 14, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      The bottom line is, the law doesn’t apply to politicians and the rich in Nigeria.
      So, a whistleblower is quickly thrown in jail for providing false info(which most likely is true info) than these criminals who blatantly embezzle money, commit frauds.
      I say this all the time, Nigerians don’t want change. If they do, they will do everything in them to fight for a better leadership.
      This is beyond typing frustration on social media. Your president has been gone for weeks now, and no protest or demand. It’s consistency not a one time thing.

    • slice

      July 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you!

  2. remi

    July 14, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Efcc is chasing shadow…..harassing PDP officials………they should arrest and raid APC houses too

  3. Chux

    July 15, 2017 at 6:59 am

    The little seed in his whistle has fallen off thereby making it wrong call.LOL

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