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ICPC arraigns NSCDC Deputy Commandant for alleged N26.7m fraud

by Ebor Cletus Ralph Jr

Mr. Edike Mboutidem Akpan, Deputy Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), was accused of defrauding N26.7 million by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Kwali.

The commission charged the defendant with defrauding land subscribers by employing a private real estate firm, Danemy Nigeria Limited.

Akpan was charged with 17 counts by Justice V. S. Gaba, according to the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, who made the announcement in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

The NSCDC official, according to the ICPC, allegedly solicited subscription fees for land plots in Karshi, Nasarawa State, and Sabon Lugbe Extension, Airport Road, Abuja, but never assigned the plots to the subscribers.

The commission claims that the violation occurred between 2010 and 2015.

It added that the offence violated Sections 19 and 26 (1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 19 of the same Act.

The statement read: ”In one of the charges, Mr. Akpan was alleged to have conferred an undue advantage on himself when he allegedly received N13,350,000 in 2011 from a subscriber, Mr. Igwe Onus Nwankwo, through his company Danemy Nigeria Limited as payments for 10 plots of land at Airport Road.

”He was at various times alleged to have received N1,305,000 from Doctors Robert Okoro and Akuneme Marcel Ikwuoma, each, for the allocation of plots of land at the Defenders Family Estate Homes Scheme, Airport Road.

“The NSCDC officer was also accused of receiving N2,610,000 from Mrs. Chidinma Obasi for two plots of land and N1,205,000 from Mr. Etuechere Martins, for a plot.”

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