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Fraud: Centre Wants EFCC, ICPC To Investigate APC Aspirant

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency yesterday called for the investigation of an All Progressives Congress, APC aspirant, Barrister Orker Jev over N5 Million fraud. Jev is contesting for the House of Representative seat for the Buruku Federal Constituency in Benue state.

The Centre in a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Pratices and other related offences Commission, ICPC said Jev who was last year sacked by the supreme court was still collecting salary two months after he was sacked.

The petitioner,Philip Agbese in a letter dated 17th March, 2015 said Barrister Orker Jev, a former House of Representative from Buruku Federal Constituency between 2007 and 2011 and currently a candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC from the same constituency was fraudulently made a candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN which merged with other parties.

He added that the supreme court presided over by Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnognen had on Friday, 30th May, 2014 in his judgement held that Jev was not duly nominated after the case has passed through the Federal High court, Makurdi and the Court of Appeal.

The petitioner said Jev after vacating the seat in May 2014 in connivance with some officials of the National Assembly draw salaries and allowances as a member of the House of Representatives when he clearly knew by virtue of the judgement that he was removed from that seat by order of the highest court in the land.

“Barrister Orker Jev illegally, unlawfully , fraudulently and criminally collected salaries for the months of June, July, August, September and October, 2014 respectively” “Barrister Jev has defrauded the Public treasury to the tunes of millions of Naira when he clearly knew or had reasons to know as a lawyer that he was not supposed to do do, this is a clear case of fraud and economic sabotage perpetrated by a lawyer and a former lawmaker”he said.

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