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Supreme Court Upholds Six-Year Imprisonment For Ex-Pension Director Yusuf

The Supreme Court has upheld the six years imprisonment imposed on a former Federal Director of Pensions, John Yakubu, and also the order to refund the sum of N22.9b to the Federal Government.

The N22.9b was part of the police pension fund he admitted before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to have misappropriated.

Justice Tijjani Abubakar in a judgment in an appeal filed by Yusuf affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal which in 2018 had okayed a six years imprisonment in addition to the refund of the sum.

The apex court held that Yusuf and others engaging in fraudulent practices must be told through court decisions that it is no longer business as usual.

Justice Abubakar said that the appeal of the former federal pension director seeking to set aside the six years jail term against him was frivolous and devoid of merit.

He further held that victims of the convicted director deserve restitution which can only be achieved through justice.

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