Bauchi sacks top civil servant for stealing N3 million from dead pensioner

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The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission has terminated the  appointment of Ibrahim Garba, chief secretarial assistant attached to the Bauchi pension board for ”serious misconduct of salary and pension scam.”

This is contained in a statement by the BSCSC spokesman, Saleh Umar, on Tuesday.

The commission alleged Mr Garba’s action violated the Public Service Rule (PSR) 0327(XI) which deals  with the issues of financial embezzlement.

“The commission approved the termination during a sitting of the 17th plenary session held on August 1. A disciplinary committee of the State Pension Board found Garba guilty of swapping the account number of one Audu Mohammed, now deceased, with his own,” said the statement. “This facilitated the change of pay point after the relatives of the deceased reported his death.”

It added, “Thereafter, he received illegal pension for 55 months of N54,871 for four years and seven months which amounted to over N3 milion. This amount will be recovered from Garba’s benefits.”

According to the statement, the commission’s chair, Abubakar Usman, called on Bauchi civil servants to be God-fearing in discharging their duties.

Mr Usman said the Public Service Rule (PSR) must be observed and adhered to as a guide, assuring the civil servants that no worker will be victimised and the commission will act against bad eggs sabotaging the service. 


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