Supreme Court Affirms Six-year Jail Term for Ex-pension Director

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The Supreme Court, has affirmed the six years imprisonment imposed on a former Federal Director of Pensions John Yusuf and also ordered him to refund N22.9b to government covers.

Justice Tijjani Abubakar in a judgment of 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 huge sum.
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 deserved restitution which can only be achieved through justice.


Written by: Helen Obih

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