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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Two Civil Servants Sentenced to 105 Years in Prison in Abuja

Mohammed Audu and Yusuf Ayodeji, two government employees, have been sentenced to 105 years in prison by a FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Monday, for deceitful exercises while handling a World Bank venture. 

As indicated by The Nation, the convicts who were Procurement Officers in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation were summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in July 2016. 

Audu was docked on a 10-tally charge while Ayodeji confronted a five-check charge, both verging on connivance, mishandle of office and granting contracts to organizations in which they had interests, among others. 

The convicts were conveyed compliant with Section 26 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) Act 2000, culpable under Section 12 of a similar Act. 

They were responsible for a World Bank venture known as Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), a monetary change administration venture. 

The judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu, in his judgment, condemned Audu to seven years in jail on each of the 10-check charges, adding up to 70 years. 

Halilu additionally condemned Ayodeji to seven years each on each of the five-tallies charge adding up to 35 years in prison. 

As per him, the convicts exploited their positions as acquisition officers to execute the criminal demonstrations at the World Bank venture.

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