Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned two civil servants in the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Mrs Grace Nkoyo Nwauzor and Mr. Okorie Tobias Otubaku before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, High Court for allegedly defrauding job-seekers of N14.8 million.
The suspects, Nwauzor, a Level 12 officer under Career Management Section in OHCSF, who had been on the run from the ICPC for several months was arrested by the Navy while allegedly trying to defraud some of their personnel. Nwauzor and Otubaku, were both arraigned by the Commission before Justice Salisu Garba and have been remanded in Suleja prisons.
According to the ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the duo who are facing a 10 count-charge were alleged to have defrauded job-seekers of their monies by offering them non-existent jobs in government ministries, department and agencies in 2012 and 2013.
ICPC, while arraigning them, told Justice Garba, that Nwauzor collected N2, 250, 000 in 2013 from one Matthias Billy Ibrahim, who was an intermediary between her and many job-seekers in contravention of Section 322 of the Penal Code Law, Cap 89 and punishable under the same section