Court Jails NDDC Staff 7 Years For N4m Contract Fraud (Nigeria)

Equity A.T Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on Friday, 17 January, 2020 condemned one Tarila Ebizimor to seven years detainment for acquiring cash under misrepresentation to the tune of N4.000.000.00 (Four Million Naira). 

The convict, a director in the Security Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC was arraigned by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a four-tally charge. 

Ebizimor’s excursion to jail started at some point in August, 2013 when he marched himself as close to home partner of the overseeing executive of the NDDC and got the total of N4million from the applicant on the appearance that he will help encourage the honor of street development agreement to him. 

One of the charges against him peruses: “That you Tarila Ebizimor on the thirteenth day of August, 2013 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State inside the locale of this noteworthy court did falsely acquire the aggregate of N2,000,000 (Two Million Naira), which said whole was paid into your Fidelity Bank account No. 5330259983, by a methods for move from God’s Grace Haulage Limited on the guise that you were to encourage the honor of street development contract from Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an appearance you know to be bogus and along these lines submitted an offense, in spite of Section 1(i)(a) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offenses Act, 2006 and culpable under Section 1(3) of a similar Act”.

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