Whistle blower lands himself in prison

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Whistle blower who allegedly gave force information that led to the raid on the Kaduna residence of the former Vice President, Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), landed in trouble on Thursday, as court ordered his remand in prison.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) on Thursday arraigned the whistle blower identified as Abubakar Sani for providing false information to the commission.

The ICPC said the false information the Whistle blower provided, led to the raid on the residence of former Vice President, Namadi Sambo on June 28 in Kaduna.

The counsel told the court that Abubakar Sani also made a false statement to one Olusegun Adigun, an official of the Commission in the course of the exercise of his duties as a public officer, contrary to section 25(1) and punishable under section 25(1b) of the ICPC act 2000.

The presiding judge directed that the accused be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Thursday, Nov. 2 for hearing.

BY NELSON