The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has secured a seven-year jail term for a public officer in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Amdii Monday Gideon, for his involvement in employment scam.

ICPC spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, said in the case filed against Gideon by ICPC at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 17 in Gwagwalada, the convict was accused of demanding the sum of N250,000 and receiving the sum of N162,500 from an applicant with the promise to procure a job for him at the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).

The ICPC said the victim had reported the matter to ICPC after the convict failed to procure the said job and refused to refund his money.

During the trial, counsel to ICPC, Michael Adesola, had in a 5-count charge told the court of how the action of the convict negates Sections 8 and 10 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and Section 1 (3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006.

The charge reads in part: “That You Amdii Monday Gideon (M) on or about the month of June 2015 at Abuja Federal Capital Territory while being a Public Officer at Registry Unit of the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation corruptly asks for the sum of N162,500.00 from (name withheld) to secure a job for him and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8(1)(a) and punishable under section 8(1)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Act 2000.”

The prosecution was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt, which formed the premise upon which the Court found Gideon guilty of the charges against him.

He was, therefore, convicted and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.

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