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Two Ex-INEC Officials Convicted For Collecting Money From Former Minister, Diezani

 

Two ex-officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu and Tijani Bashir have been convicted  for collecting N264.8 million from the former Minister of Petroleum  Resources,  Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  said that the convicts accepted  money  from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources,  Diezani Alison-Madueke, in the build up to the 2015 general elections.

Justice Mohammed Idris who has been elevated to the Court of Appeal,  but concluded the case on a fiat, convicted  the ex-officials.

He, however, adjourned  sentencing  of the convicts until Friday  to enable Nwosu to appear in court.

EFCC prosecuted the ex-officials and one Yisa Adedoyin, who had earlier been convicted by the court after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The EFCC  said that the convicts accepted  money  from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources,  Diezani Alison-Madueke, in the build up to the 2015 general elections.

The anti-graft agency said that the convicts ought to know that the money  formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act.

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