Benue clears Bridget Shiedu, ex-MD of BIPC

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Bridget Shiedu
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Benue Government has rescinded the indictment of Mrs Bridget Shiedu, ex Managing Director , Benue Investment and Property Commission (BIPC) by a Commission of Inquiry.

Odeh Ageh, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, told journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi, at the end of Executive Council Meeting (Exco) in Makurdi that the decision was based on fresh facts from the case.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the commission had indicted the former BIPC boss following her role in the sell and disbursement of government shares worth N3.billion from Julius Berger Plc.

NAN also recalls that the commission ordered her to refund all misappropriated funds from the company during her tenure as its chief executive officer.

The former chief executive officer of the company had approached the Federal High Court Makurdi for legal redress over her indictment when the administration of Gov. Samuel Ortom, opted for an out of court settlement in the matter.

Ageh disclosed that the government arrived at the decision to rescind the indictment after a “very careful review of the case”.

According to him, the council arrived at the decision on account of “new cogent and verifiable facts before it”.

“There is no laid down criteria for rescinding the indictment as it is based on the merit of the case”.

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