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FIRS director arraigned for bribery

10 March 2016, 16:28

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will arraign Abumere Joseph Osagie, a deputy director in charge of Regional Tax Office of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on Thursday.

Osagie will be arraigned alongside his accomplice, Jamila Ojora, on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and receipt of gratification.

One of the counts read: "Abumere Joseph Osagie and Jamila Ojora on or about January 27, 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, corruptly accepted the sum of N5 000 000.00 from one Senator Ahmed Datti as a gift for having done a tax assessment for Baze University”.

Also read: EFCC arraigns Rickey Tarfa for obstruction of justice

Osagie and Ojora had on January 27, 2016 allegedly approached Datti, the chancellor of Baze University, Abuja and gave him a tax assessment of N20,029 496.00 through a letter of intent, which he paid.

Ojora was arrested after she collected the N5 million. Her confession led to the arrest of Osagie.

The houses of the suspects were searched by operatives of the EFCC and documents recovered.

The two suspects are to be docked before Justice O.O. Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja.

Source: Premium Times

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