Former EFCC staff jailed for stealing exhibits

Former EFCC staff jailed for stealing exhibits

- An ex-staff of EFCC, Hussaini Abubakar, has been found guilty of theft

- Rivers state high court sentenced him to one-year imprisonment on Wednesday, February 19

- The court also gave Abubakar one hundred and fifty thousand naira option of fine

Hussaini Abubakar, a former staff of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), has been convicted of stealing.

Legit.ng reports that the Justice S.C Amadi of the Rivers state high court, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, February 19, convicted Abubakar and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment.

In a tweet on its official Twitter handle, @officialEFCC, Nigeria's leading anti-graft agency reports that Abubakar was also handed a N150,000 (One hundred and fifty thousand naira ) option of fine, for stealing, contrary to section 383 (1) and punishable under section 390 of the criminal code CAP 37 vol. II Laws of Rivers state of Nigeria, 1999.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordered the release of the passport of Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser who is standing trial on alleged charges of breach of trust and money-laundering.

It was reported that the judgment which was given by Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf asked the court registrar to release the document to Dasuki through his counsel for renewal having become expired since the court took its custody.

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In another report, Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the EFCC denied saying that coronavirus is caused by corruption. Magu said that the video that claimed he actually made the remark is both false and rather misleading.

Also, a former member of the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, disclosed that the EFCC detained him in an underground cell for 30 days on the orders of Magu.

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The ex-senator in a statement on Saturday, February 1, said his fundamental human rights were unjustly and unfairly breached by the EFCC.

He said during his incarceration, the anti-graft agency subjected him to traumatizing interrogations, searched houses and offices in addition to compelling him to declare his assets.

Sani who stated that he was detained all in the name of fictional 24 or 25 thousand dollar extortion, said all the information made against him while he was in detention were outright lies.

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