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Former Kogi lawmaker sentenced to 154 years in prison

26 April 2016, 12:17

Lokoja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction of a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly and former Caretaker Chairman of Ogori/Magongo LGA, Gabriel Daudu, for a N1.4 billion fraud.

Daudu, who was first arraigned in April 2010, was prosecuted by the EFCC on a 208 count charge bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of public funds.

Also read: School proprietor sentenced to 10 years for rape

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who presided over the case at a Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State, found him guilty of 77 counts out of the 208 counts and then sentenced him to 154 years imprisonment.

In his ruling, the trial judge, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond every reasonable doubt, and therefore sentenced Daudu to two years on each of the 77 counts to run simultaneously.

- News 24


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