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An Abuja High Court sitting in Jabi Monday sentenced two civil servants, Mohammed Audu and Yusuf Ayodeji, to 105 years imprisonment for fraud.

The convicts who were procurement officers in the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in July 2016.

Audu was arraigned on a 10-count charge while Ayodeji faced a five-count charge, both bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and awarding contracts to companies in which they had interests, among other things.

They were brought to court pursuant to section 26 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Act 2000, punishable under section 12 of the same Act.

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The convicts were in charge of a World Bank project known as Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS).

In his judgment, Yusuf Halilu, the judge, sentenced Audu to seven years imprisonment on each of the 10-count charge, amounting to 70 years.

Halilu also sentenced Ayodeji to seven years on each of the five-count charge, amounting to 35 years imprisonment.

He said the convicts took advantage of their positions as procurement officers to perpetrate the criminal acts on the World Bank project.

 

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  1. Solomon Afolayan

    November 14, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Nigeria would have been a better place and free of corruption if this is how politicians are being tried and sentenced, but prisons are only for the poor…Nigeria! Grow up

    https://www.eaglesnewsmedia.com/2017/11/12-suspects-paraded-for-armed-robbery.html?m=1

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