One of the high point agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari 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 Kogi State, 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 (EFCC) 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.
It is not immediately clear whether Dauda will appeal against the ruling and whether any of the stolen money was recovered.
Source: BBC News