Assistant registrar arraigned in Calabar for alleged bribery
18 August 2021 | 3:01 am
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned an assistant registrar of the University of Calabar Post-Graduate School, Mrs. Emem Akpan
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned an assistant registrar of the University of Calabar Post-Graduate School, Mrs. Emem Akpan, for allegedly demanding a bribe from a former student of the school.
The commission, in a two count-charge filed at the High Court of Cross River State, Calabar, also arraigned one Mr. Promise Osondu over his alleged complicity in the demand for bribes from the ex-post graduate student, Mrs. Susan Eno-Abasi Genschow.
The charge sheet, filed before Justice I. B. Itade of High Court 9, revealed that Mr. Osondu, who was a project manager in Seamfix Nigeria Limited for the University of Calabar Transcript Projects, conspired with the Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Emem Akpan, to defraud Mrs. Genschow of the sum of N110, 500 in the course of processing her transcript and certificate.
Spokesperson for ICPC, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, in a statement, said the suspects were alleged to have committed the crime sometime between 2019 and 2020.
This, she said, was contrary to Section 26 (1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and punishable under Section 8 (1) (b) (ii) of the same Act.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail in the sum of N3 million each with one surety in like sum.
The judge also ruled that the sureties must be public or civil servants working in Cross River State and adjourned till October 21, 2021, for trial.