A Kwara State High Court has sentenced two former workers members of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to 1 12 months imprisonment every.
It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned the suspects, Christian Nwosu and Tijani Inda-Bashir, on a seven counts bordering on legal misappropriation and legal breach of belief whereas they had been workers members of INEC.
The defendants pleaded not responsible to the fees levelled in opposition to them, which led to their full trial.
During the trial, the prosecution, led by Rotimi Oyedepo, known as witnesses who tendered a number of paperwork that had been admitted in proof by the courtroom.
The convicts, thereafter, opted for a plea cut price with the prosecution and in addition modified their pleas to “guilty”.
Consequently, the prosecution reviewed the information earlier than the courtroom and prayed that the defendants be convicted accordingly.
Delivering his judgment, Justice Abdul-Gafar discovered them responsible of the offence and sentenced them to one-year imprisonment every.
The Judge additionally ordered the ultimate forfeiture of two landed properties valued at N25 million at Okpanam, Asaba in Delta State recovered from the primary convict, Nwosu, in addition to a N5 million financial institution draft raised by him in favour of the Commission to the Federal Government.
He additionally ordered the ultimate forfeiture of a four-bedroom flat value N27m million at No. 60 Umme Street, Wuse Abuja recovered from the second convict, Inda-Bashir, to the Federal Government