By Francis Sadhere, Warri
The police in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State have arraigned four Ugborhen community leaders before a Sapele Margestrate Court for allegedly conspiring to defraud the community of the sum of Nine Million Eight Hundred and Sixteen thousand, five hundred Naira , (N9,826,500,00) collected from Seplat Petroleum company originally meant for the installation of transformers, street light and construction of drainage for the community.
According to the police charge sheet made available to our correspondent, the four leaders were arraigned on a five count charges of embezzlement of public fund and corruptly enriching themselves with Ugborhen community funds between 2011/2012.
The persons involved in the crime according to the police charge sheet MS/23/2018 are Mr Festus Akume, Mr. Joseph Chinedu Ugbo, Mr. FridayDedepamo
Okoro, and Francis Osharejivwie.
Mr. Joseph Chinedu Ugbo was charged with fraudulently converting the money meant for the purpose and installation of transformer and street light in Ugborhen community Sapele LGA without any authority, between 2011 and 2012 within Sapele Magisterial District, thereby committed an offense punishable under section 98 (B) of the criminal code law, Cap C21 Vol, 1 Laws of Delta State of Nigeria.
Mr. Dedepamo Okoro, was charged with corruptly obtaining the sum of four million, two hundred and sixty thousand Naira (N4,260,000,00) from Seplat petroleum company for the construction of the drainage phase 2 which he diverted to his own use and did not construct the drainage and thereby committed an offense as applicable to others above.