Just in: Court convicts 2 ex-INEC officials over Diezani bribes

Just in: Court convicts 2 ex-INEC officials over Diezani bribes

- Two former INEC staff have been convicted by the Federal High Court

- The duo were said to have benefitted from a sum of $115.01m that Diezani paid to several people to compromise the 2015 general election

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, January 24, convicted two former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials over Diezani Alison-Madueke’s deal.

The ex-officials of INEC, stood trial before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly receiving N264 million bribe from former minister of petroleum resources, to rig the 2015 general election.

Christian Nwosu, a former administrative secretary with INEC, has been convicted of benefiting from a sum of $115.01m that the former minister paid to several people towards compromising the 2015 general election.

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Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, convicted Nwosu following accusations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he collected N30m from the former minister.

Back in October 2017, Nwosu admitted that he benefited N30 million from Diezani, however he added that it was “not directly”.

Legit.ng previously reported that an arrest warrant has been issued for former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, by the International Police following a request by the federal government through the office of the attorney general of the federation to the agency.

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A source disclosed that the necessary charges had been filed and attached to the extradition request by the office of the attorney general of the federation.

The request will make it possible for all Interpol member countries to apprehend Diezani wherever she is seen on their territories.

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