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Ibrahim Lamorde Accuser of ex-EFCC Chairman bags 3 years in jail for fraud

Uboh was convicted and sentenced for his role in converting the property of the defunct Police Equipment Foundation (PEF) to his own use.

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George Uboh, the accuser of former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde has been sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Uboh had accused Lamorde of diverting N2.051 trillion from seized properties and funds of individuals under investigation.

Justice S E Aladetoyinbo of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja convicted and sentenced Uboh on Monday, April 25, 2016, for his role in converting the property of the defunct Police Equipment Foundation (PEF) to his own use.

The EFCC arraigned him on three-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust involving the sale of PEF vehicles.

According to the charge, he abused his position as former head of security and communication department of PEF, and converted the property of the foundation to his personal use.

The charge reads:  “That you, George Uboh, sometime in 2007 in Abuja, the judicial division of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory, being a  servant in the employment of the Police Equipment Foundation, and in such capacity entrusted with certain property, to wit: six units of operational vehicles, did commit criminal breach of trust by selling one Toyota Hilux pick-up van through one Egbon Blessing, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 314 of the penal code.

“That you, George Uboh, sometime in 2007 in Abuja, the judicial division of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory, being a servant in the employment of the Police Equipment Foundation, and in such capacity entrusted with certain property, to wit: six units of operational vehicles, did commit criminal breach of trust by selling one Toyota Hilux pick-up vans to Muha Motors, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 314 of the penal code.

“That you, George Uboh, sometime in 2007 in Abuja, the judicial division of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory, being a servant in the employment of the Police Equipment Foundation, and in such capacity entrusted with certain property, to wit: six units of operational vehicles, did commit criminal breach of trust by selling two units of Toyota Hilux pick-up vans, and therefore committed an offence punishable under Section 314 of the penal code.”

He however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

READ: Presidency confirms Ibrahim Lamorde's sack

Uboh claimed that the former national coordinator, PEF, Kenny Martins, gave him some PEF vehicles to offset the debt owed him by the foundation, but it was discovered during cross-examination that he did not have any evidence of transfer of ownership of the vehicles from PEF - which he admitted.

Justice Aladetoyinbo however gave Uboh an option of fine to the tune of N4 million.

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