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ICPC sets to arraign ex-Surveyor General Awudu over alleged N2 bln fraud

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) plans to arraign the former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Ebisintei Awudu, before an Abuja High Court on Monday over alleged N2 billion fraud, according to sources familiar with the case.

The case which was earlier slated for Monday July 5, was stalled by the absence of Awudu and his counsel in court.

The Judge of Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja, Justice Olusegun Adeniyi, had adjourned the case and ordered the former surveyor general of the federation to appear before the court on July 12.

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Awudu is alleged to have awarded multiple contracts worth over N2 billion to a company he was a director and shareholder as well as a relation and associates.

He is also alleged to have received over N300 million as gratification from a contractor handling and executing different contracts for the Office of Surveyor General of the Federation, which is an offence contrary to Section (10) (a) (i) and punishable under Section 10 (a) (ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.

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