Civil Servant Incarcerated For Employing Daughter

A Delta State High Court sitting in Ozoro , has sentenced a former Education Secretary of Bomadi Local Government Education Authority , Mr . Abayomi Kelekumor , to five years imprisonment for employing his daughter , Miss Preye Tom , into the service of the organisation .

Kelekumor was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission before Justice Briki Okolosi for violating Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act , 2000 , by using his position to confer unfair advantage on his relation .

He was sentenced to jail without the option of fine .

The ICPC in the charge preferred against the convict , said he gave employment to his daughter , who was then a Senior Secondary Two student , knowing well that she was not qualified for such .

The young lady was employed as a messenger on Salary Grade Level 02 by her father in July 2003 while she was still a student of Tamigbe Grammar School in Toru -Tamigbe under Burutu Local Government Area of the state .

The judge ruled that the convict would serve his term without any option of fine in accordance with the law .

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