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Ex-government official sentenced for corruption

14 November 2013, 16:20

Abuja - Enesi Jimoh, the former chairman of Adavi Local Government Council, will spend the next six months in prison after the Federal High Court found him guilty of diverting state funds.

The disgraced official was not given the option of a fine for converting N7 million. The money was meant for provision of borehole for communities in the council area.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Enesi alongside one Samuel Abiodun Ojo, Commissioner for Agriculture in 2010.

However, Ojo was discharged by the court after a no-case submission filed by the defence counsel.

One of the charges for which Jimoh was convicted reads, “That you Enesi Jimoh Suleiman while serving as executive chairman of Adavi Local Government council converted the sum of 7 million Naira property of Adavi Local Government Council, concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 and also punishable under section 14 of same Act.”

– CAJ News

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