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BREAKING: Court sends Murtala Adamu to 41 years imprisonment


BREAKING: Court sends Murtala Adamu to 41 years imprisonment





A Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State, has sentenced
the Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB),
Murtala Adamu Jengebe to 41-year in imprisonment.









Nigerian leading anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed this via its official Twitter handle,
@officialEFCC on Thursday.




EFCC disclosed that a five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting
in Sokoto and presided over by Justice Hannatu Sankey sentenced Jengebe
to a cumulative jail term of 41 years.









The tweets further reads: “Jengebe was convicted by the court after
the appellate court found him guilty on the seven out of the 10 counts
for which he was earlier acquitted at the Federal High Court, Gusau,
Zamfara State.




“In the lead judgment of the Court read by Justice Habeeb Abiru, the
earlier acquittal of the embattled Chairman by a Federal High Court in
Gusau was set aside.




“The appellate court held that the prosecution has proved beyond
reasonable doubt seven out of the ten counts of the money laundering
charge brought against him by the EFCC.









“He was consequently sentenced to five years imprisonment on each of
four of the counts and seven years each on three other counts
respectively. However, the Court ordered that the sentences shall run
concurrently.




“It would be recalled that on the 12th day of May 2017, the Federal
High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Justice Z.B Abubakar
discharged and acquitted the convict on the 10 counts charge of Money
Laundering but convicted him for engaging in private business while he
was still in public service. An offence he was never charged for by the
Commission.




“Dissatisfied with the judgement of the lower court, the prosecution
approached the Court Of Appeal seeking it to set aside the judgement of
the lower court.”
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