Supreme Court affirms Six-Year Jail term For John Yakubu over Pension Scam.
Written by News Room on April 13, 2022
The Supreme Court has affirmed the six years imprisonment imposed on a former Federal Director of Pensions, Mister John Yakubu, and also ordered him to refund the sum of 22.9 billion naira to the Federal Government.
The 22.9 billion naira was part of the police pension fund he admitted before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to have been misappropriated.
Justice Tijjani Abubakar in a judgment in an appeal filed by Yusuf upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal which in 2018 sent him to six years imprisonment in addition to the refund of the sum.
Yusuf had dragged the Federal Government before the apex court seeking to overturn the six years imprisonment slammed on by the Court of Appeal.