Ex-NAF chief convicted of corruption paid N500,000 option of fine same day
The Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Tuesday reversed the acquittal of a former Chief of Administration with the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mamu (retd).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Mamu for receiving gratification from a NAF contractor.
A Presidential Committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement set up by the Federal Government to look into contracts awarded for military procurements had accused the defendant and other senior military officers of abusing their positions.
The EFCC alleged that Mamu received gratification from a firm, Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux Nigeria Limited, which was executing contracts for the NAF at the time.
READ ALSO: Court orders interim forfeiture of N510m belonging to ex-NAF chief
However, Justice Salisu Garba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, on June 29, 2018, discharged and acquitted the ex-NAF chief on the grounds that the commission failed to prove its case against him.
Dissatisfied with the judgement, the EFCC approached the appeal court to take a second look at the case.
In its July 15 judgement, court sentenced Mamu to two years’ imprisonment with an option of N500,000 fine.
A certified true copy of the judgement was released to journalists on Tuesday.
While he was convicted of count 2, he was discharged and acquitted on counts 1, 3 and 4.
The ex-NAF officer paid the N500,000 fine on the same day the judgment was delivered.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: 4 yrs after completion, Kwara PHC facility inactive, rural dwellers in pains
In the middle of the night sometime in September 2019, Fatimah Ballah struggled with severe pains as she tries to...
INVESTIGATION: How Oyo State, contractors spent N1.1bn on water projects, but communities don’t have a drop
Multimillion naira water projects largely initiated by the late Abiola Ajimobi-led state government in Oyo State to benefit over 40...
INVESTIGATION: In Cross River, civil servants retire into poverty as govt looks away, squanders funds on frivolities
Thousands of civil servants in Cross River State struggle to stay alive as they are denied their gratuities and monthly...
Students suffer as contractors abandon Kano school projects after receiving over N70m
In 2019, to improve the condition of public schools in Kano State, the Federal Government disbursed millions of naira to...
SPECIAL REPORT: World Bank road projects go bad in Enugu, as state govt fails to fulfill promise
Counterpart funded road projects between the world Bank and Enugu State government have started to fail, as the state government...