EFCC Arrests Federal Pay Officer for Alleged Diversion of N1.8m
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested a Federal Pay Officer, Mr John Shiftanure, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, for alleged diversion of N1.8 million.
Uwujaren said the suspect failed to remit the N1.8 million to the Akwa Ibom Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS).
“Preliminary investigation revealed entries in the agency’s cashbook which showed evidence of payments made to the Federal Pay Office (FPO).
“But the payments were not reflected in the banks reconciliation statement because they were not remitted to the appropriate bodies and banks/sub-treasury by the Federal Pay Officer, as stipulated in the financial regulations.
“Others also being interrogated for their alleged involvement in the diversion of the said sum include the Deputy Pay Officer, Mrs Obot Lucy, and the cashier, Mrs Ekanem Imabong.”