MAN Bags 3 Years for Diverting Mosquito Nets Donated by NGO
EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office has secured the conviction of Sunday O. Ogar, for diverting mosquito nets provided by funds from the Global Fund, an international donor organization based in Geneva.
Ogar was arraigned before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court on two counts bordering on “misappropriation and forgery”.
He was arrested on October 29, 2018, following the outcome of investigations into the diversion of “long lasting” insecticide mosquito nets meant for distribution to 40 Primary Health Care Centres across Dukku LGA in the state.
The materials were diverted by the convict while being an ad-hoc staff of a logistics company. The company was contracted for the distribution of 106 bales of the nets, each containing 50 pieces. The convict distributed 92 bales and diverted 14 bales.
He was arrested by EFCC operatives at the point of selling the nets, following an intelligence report by some concerned citizens of the state. He pleaded “guilty” to the charges.
In view of his guilty plea, Justice Jauro convicted and sentenced him to one year imprisonment for count one and two years imprisonment on count two, to run consecutively. However, he was given an option of N50,000 and N120,000 as fine for the charges.