The Court of Appeal, Gombe Division, has affirmed the conviction of a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism and Chairman of Shangon Local Government Area, Samuel Bulus Adamu.
The ex-commissioner had on July 23, 2020 been convicted and sentenced to 32 years imprisonment in a N97,640,000.00 (Ninety-seven million, 600 and forty thousand naira) case of fraud, dishonest, and cash laundering introduced towards him by the Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
This was disclosed in an announcement by Head, Media, and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwajaren on Tuesday.
The decrease courtroom had dominated that the EFCC proved its case past cheap doubt and consequently convicted and sentenced Adamu to a cumulative 31 years imprisonment on the 7 counts most popular towards him.
Adamu was convicted for awarding a contract to a non-existing firm, inflation of contract, and fee of contractor above his threshold.
“But dissatisfied with the ruling of the court, Adamu approached the Court of Appeal, to set aside the judgment of the trial court.
“However, the Appellate Court resolved the enchantment in favour of the EFCC, affirming the judgment of the decrease courtroom, together with the consequential order on the refund of N31, 640,000.00 (Thirty-one million, 600 and forty thousand naira).