Mrs. Uzoma Attang
By Dele Ogbodo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tuesday stated that arrangements had been concluded to arraign Mrs. Uzoma Attang, another suspect in the alleged multi-billion naira police pension scam Wednesday.
In a statement, signed by the commission’s Spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said Attang would be arraigned before Justice Hussain Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja on charges bordering on stealing and criminal breach of trust.
The statement added that Attang allegedly abused her position to enrich herself while she served as Chief Accountant in the Police Pension office between 2003 and 2008.
She would be arraigned alongside Esai Dangabar, Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, Mrs Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula, Sani Habila Zira, and Christian Madubuke.
The other six suspects, the statement added, will be taking fresh pleas having previously been arraigned before Justice Abubakar Talba on January 28.
Attang, who was absent in court when the others were first arraigned, was in charge of the police pension fund when N7.8 billion was stolen through 10,863 cheques.
She was also discovered to have personally signed 1,042 cheques to the tune of N1,141,309,080.25.
EFCC stated that investigation revealed that Attang used several companies to defraud the Police Pension Office.
Some of the companies which she allegedly used are Royal Diadem Business Logistic Limited, Amazing Grace Property Development Company, Enyiuzo Ventures Limited, Status Symbols Rentals Limited, Status Travels and Tours Limited, Quillponte and Anifon Nigeria Limited.
Operatives of the commission have traced more â€¨than 20 assets to her, which are currently under investigation.