Court orders IGP to produce Diezani, sentences 2 INEC officials to 21 years in prison

A Yola High Court presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, has sentenced two officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to 21 years imprisonment each for receiving a bribe of N362 million from former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Maduekwe, during 2015 general election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the convicts, Ibrahim Mohammed and Sahabo Iya-Hamman were arraigned before the court by EFCC alongside Maduekwe (still at large), under the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.

Delivering judgement on Thursday, 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…

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