The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has said that it is set to resume the prosecution of a former Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero, at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, for alleged criminal conversion of money belonging to the Ministry of Police Affairs into personal use while he was at the helm of the Nigeria Police Force.
The spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, revealed this to our correspondent in an interview on Thursday.
Okoduwa revealed that the development followed a ruling of the Supreme Court which dismissed the appeal filed by Ehindero challenging the jurisdiction of the commission and that of the FCT High Court to try him.
Ehindero, who succeeded the convicted Tafa Balogun as IG in 2004, was said to have alleged diverted funds from the account of the police.
He was arraigned in 2012 but rather than face the charges in court, he continued to challenge the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court until the matter got to the Supreme Court. Okoduwa said, “Mr. Ehindero and an accomplice had in 2012 been arraigned on six counts for allegedly conspiring to criminally convert public funds totaling N16,412,315.00 being interests generated from the sum of N557,995,065.00 police money he had placed in two fixed deposit accounts at Wema Bank Plc and the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc. Read more<<<<<