A high court sitting in Yola, has convicted two officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for receiving a bribe of N362 million from former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Maduekwe, during 2015 general election.
Each of the staff was sentenced to 21 years in jail on Thursday, December 12, 2019, by Justice Nathan Musa who presided over a high court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State.
The staffs named Ibrahim Mohammed and Sahabo Iya-Hamman had been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the court for conspiring to defraud the federal government with the intent to compromise the 2015 presidential election in Adamawa State.
Delivering judgement on Thursday, Justice Musa said that going by testimonies from 15 witnesses who appeared before the court and the suspects’ responses, it was clear that they were guilty of the offence.
Musa said that although N362 million was received by the officials, they only shared five per cent of the money to other staff of the commission leaving the balance unaccounted for.
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