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Ex-Adamawa chairman sentenced 70 years for fraud

07 October 2016, 20:25

Abuja - The Federal High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has sentenced Ibrahim Buba Gayius, the former local government chairman and chief accounting officer of Hong local government council, to a total of 70 years in prison for fraud.

He was sentenced when he appeared before Justice Aliyu on charges bordering on conspiracy, embezzlement and diversion of public funds, fraud and abuse of office to the tune of N41,1 million.

Also read: Patience Jonathan's bank account frozen over alleged fraud

Gayius was earlier arraigned on March 2015 before Justice Aliyu, for alleged collection of N50 million agriculture loan on behalf of the members of the staff of the council but instead, he gave out less than N10 million and diverted the remaining amount for his personal use.

Aliyu, after consideration of the weight of the offence convicted and sentenced the convict to seven years imprisonment on each of the ten count charge and the sentence to run concurrently.

He must pay back N38,42 million to the Hong local government council. 




- CAJ News


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