SHOCKER: Ex-NULGE officials to pay N150,000 for N14.5m fraud

7 years ago by: Direct
(m) at 27-03-2013 01:01PM (7 years ago)

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A Taraba State High Court on Tuesday convicted former Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees, Yorro Local Government, Taraba State, Maigari Ibrahim, and his Assistant Secretary, Alhaji Sani Mazang, for N14.56m fraud.

Justice Filibus Andetur, who found them guilty of conspiracy and criminal breach of trust, contrary to Sections 97 and 315 of the Penal Code, sentenced them to nine years imprisonment.
 
The duo however escaped with an option of fine.
 
A statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the judge ordered them to pay N25,000 on the first count and N50,000 on the second count.

It will be recalled that Justice Abubakar Talba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Gudu, had recently faced a panel of the National Judicial Council for giving a ridiculous option of fine to a pension convict, John Yusuf.
 
Yusuf, an Assistant Director in the Police Pension Office, was sentenced to a two-year jail term for conspiring to steal about N27.2bn.
 
But the Judge gave him an option of N750,000 fine for the three counts. The sentence sparked negative criticisms of the Judge throughout the nation.
 
According to Uwujaren, Justice Andetur said he had taken cognizance of the pleas and position of the law.
 
“He therefore sentenced them to two years each on the first count, and seven years on the second, respectively. Alternatively, they are to pay a fine of N25, 000 and N50, 000 on counts 1 and 2, respectively,” the statement said.
 
Maigari and Sani were first arraigned on July 27, 2011.
 
Their arrest and subsequent arraignment were sequel to a petition by a new generation bank, which they allegedly defrauded to the tune of N14.56m.
 
What is wrong with the Nigerian Judiciary???


abati666 (m) at 27-03-2013 02:24PM
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MY FELLOW NIGERIANS.......
DO NOT BE SHOCKED.......
STEAL 14 MILLION AND PAY BACK PENNIES........
THIS IS THE LESSON OF THE DAY THE GOVERNMENT WANT YOU TO LEARN......
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