Former Parliament Member Get Jail Sentence For Corruption Charges


One of the high point agenda of President is to get rid of corruption and prosecute any person found guilty of any corruption charges.  So in view of this a court in Nigeria has sentenced a former local member of parliament to 154 years in jail for corruption and money laundering.

Gabriel Daudu, from central , was found guilty of 77 charges, Nigeria’s anti-corruption body says.  Mr Daudu, who was put on trial in 2010, was involved in laundering about $7m (£5m).

But the judge ruled that the sentences would run concurrently, meaning Dauda will only spend two years in jail.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission () has only managed to secure a handful of convictions, though the body had been blamed for prosecuting  number of prominent officials from the previous government.

Delivering the judgement in capital, Lokoja, Justice Inyang Ekwo said the persecution had “proved its case beyond every reasonable doubt”, the said in a statement.

It is not immediately clear whether Dauda will appeal against the ruling and whether any of the stolen money was recovered.


Source: BBC News

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