Kogi Staff Screening: Police Superintendent Arrested Over Pension Scam

Mr. Muhammed Alhaji Yusuf, a Superintendent of Police with Force NO-86581 was apprehended on 6th March 2017 by the State Staff Screening Appeal Committee.

Muhammed Alhaji Yusuf, a serving Police Officer attached to Kaduna State Police Command, was discovered to be fraudulently receiving monthly pension from Idah Local Government for the past 12(twelve) years between 2004 and 2016, in addition to the monthly salaries being paid to him by the Nigeria Police Force.

The Police Officer ran out of luck when he was accosted by both the State and Local Government Auditor Generals as he was suspected to be too young to qualify for pension.

According to the Director General Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo the Police Officer Muhammad Alhaji Yusuf claimed to have worked briefly as a primary School teacher in LGEA Ayegba Primary School in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State. He later went to ABU Zaria and thereafter joined the Nigeria Police Force.

The report of the forensic audit carried out on the documents submitted by Mohammed shows that he forged his age as well as employments records and bribed his way through some dubious officers of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) as well as Local Government Pension Board to get himself placed on the Pension Payroll.

Further review of the bank statement revealed how the Police Officer has been receiving the sum of N46,878.30 on monthly basis.

Superintendent Yusuf, who earlier confessed to committing the crime, has agreed to pay back the sum of N6,328,421.43 he has fraudulently taken from the State for the past 12 years, and appealed for forgiveness from the entire people of Kogi State.

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