- A former minister of water resources, Sarah Ochekpe has been sentenced to three months imprisonment alongside two others
- The two others were, former PDP chairman in Plateau state Raymond Dabo and Evangelist Leo-Sunday Jatau, Coordinator of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign in 2015
- Meanwhile, the trio was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering
Jos, Plateau - The Federal High Court sitting in Jos, has sentenced a former minister of water resources, Sarah Ochekpe as well as Raymond Dabo and Evangelist Leo Sunday Jitung to three-month imprisonment each.
The Nation reports that the three defendants had been standing trial for four years on charges bordering on conspiracy and money laundering, amounting to over N450 million.
Ochekpe, who served as a minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan, was sentenced alongside a former chairman of the People Democratic Party in Plateau state, Dabo, and the Plateau State Coordinator of Jonathan Campaign Organization, Jitong.
The trio had been standing trial since 2018 brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Punch added.
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The sentence however has an option of a fine of N1m.
Court orders Central Bank of Nigeria to pay 110 ABU staff over N2bn, 26 years after they were sacked
In another report, the Central Bank of Nigeria has been ordered to pay into the account 110 staff of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, that was sacked in 1996 all their entitlements in the sum of N2.5 billion.
Justice Rakiya Haastrup of the Abuja division of the National Industrial Court gave the ordered on Thursday.
In her judgment she pronounced absolute an order nisi earlier made upon CBN.
Unlawful disconnection: AEDC staff bags six months in prison
Meanwhile, James Olayemi, a staff of AEDC had been sentenced to six months in prison for unlawfully disconnecting a customer’s residence in Lokoja.
A magistrate court in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state, however, gave Olayemi an option of an N50,000 fine.
Legit.ng gathered that Magistrate Tanko Muhammed also ordered immediate reconnection of electricity supply to the compound of Dennis Osanwuta.
EFCC discovers fresh $72.8m linked to Diezani, nabs prominent bank ex-MD
Meanwhile, a fresh sum of $72.87 million said to be linked to the embattled former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement on the discovery, the anti-graft agency disclosed that the money was traced to a new generation bank and that the former managing director of the bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, who was in office at the time of the alleged crime, has been arrested.