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Visa Scam: Court Adjourns Case Against PSC Staff To August 11

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi, Abuja


There was uncertainty among many staffers of the Police Service Commission (PSC) headquarters in Abuja Tuesday over the fate of one of their suspended colleague, Aaron Kaase.

This is even as an Abuja magistrate’s court sitting in Wuse 2, Abuja, on Monday fixed August 11, 2015, for hearing on the N1 million visa scam charge against Kaase.

Kaase, a civil servant working at the PSC headquarters, Abuja, was arraigned for alleged cheating, criminal breach of trust and unlawful possession of PSC’s official documents, contrary to Sections 312, 322 and 122 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC).

The accused was arraigned before Justice Ubani Chukwuemeka.

Prior to his arraignment, Kaase was Protocol Officer in the PSC and was recently redeployed to the Press and Public Relations Unit.

He is alleged to have collected N1m from one Idabelema Hart on the promise pf securing him an American visa, which he failed to do.

At the initial hearing of the case, the prosecutor, Chijoke Okezie, assistant superintendent of police, told the judge that the offence was not bail-able and raised an objection to the submission and plea of the defence counsel for granting the accused bail.

The judge granted Kaase bail in the sum of N500,000 and a public servant of at least grade level 10, who resides within the jurisdiction of the court, as surety.

At the adjourned sitting, the prosecution counsel was not in court, claiming to be indisposed, which necessitated the adjournment of the case to August 11.