The Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja fixed April 22 for judgment in an appeal filed by a former Federal Director of Pension, John Yusuf, challenging his six years imprisonment by the Court of Appeal. The former pension director is also contesting an order of the Court of Appeal, (Abuja Division), that he should refund to the Federal Government N22.9bn he admitted to have diverted for personal use. His admission of guilt at the High Court followed a three-count criminal charges bothering on breach of trust, diversion of N32.8 bn pension fund among others, brought against him by the government. However upon an appeal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Court of Appeal on March 21, 2018 reversed the High Court judgment. However, in his appeal at the Supreme Court, Yusuf who is currently serving six years jail term at Kuje Correctional Centre argued that the Court of Appeal in Abuja was too harsh in its judgment against him.
Source: Punch January 28, 2022 08:47 UTC