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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a former Acting Executive Secretary of the Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), Mrs. Victoria Olutayo Odumosu, over alleged age falsification.

Odumosu was arraigned before Justice Olasumbo O. Goodluck of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama on a five-count charge.

The charges borders on conferring corrupt advantage upon herself as a public officer to stay in public service beyond the statutory retirement age.

A statement in Abuja by ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this yesterday.

The commission alleged that Odumosu changed her date of birth on the agency’s nominal roll from July 6, 1956 to July 6, 1960, when she was appointed the head of Human Resources Department of the agency.

This, she, said was contrary to Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

Okoduwa disclosed that ICPC discovered the offence when it investigated allegations contained in a petition it received against the accused person.

According to the ICPC, Odumosu pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against her when they were read out to her.

Counsel to the accused person, Sayo J. Odumosu, through a written application, sought the relief of the court to grant his client bail.

Justice Goodluck adjourned the case to October 19, 2018 for bail hearing, while the suspect has been remanded in ICPC custody.



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