Thursday, October 3, 2019

Federal Permsec Onubuogo jailed for SURE-P fraud

A former  Federal Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Illoh Onubuogo has been sentenced to five years in jail over  N14.1m SURE-P fraud.

The sentence was passed  by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting, in Ikeja, Lagos.

Onubuogo was docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a three-count charge bordering on stealing by conversion of property to the tune N14,176,000.00.

The former permanent secretary,  who was responsible for supervising numerous programmes such as the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), allegedly awarded fictitious contracts to himself, using his personal company and friends.