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Bribery: Two INEC Staff Jailed 42 Years



– Judge Asks IGP, Interpol To Produce Allison-Madueke

A High Court in Yola , presided by Justice Nathan Musa has on Thursday jailed two Independent National Electoral Commission Staff for 42 years after convicting them of receiving bribes.

The court also ordered the Inspector General of Police , Mohammed Adamu and the International Police to produce former Minister of Petroleum , Diezani Allison -Madueke so she could be prosecuted over the N 362 million she allegedly sent to the two convicts to compromise the 2015 presidential election in Adamawa State.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had preferred the case against Ibrahim Mohammed Umar , Sahabo Iya Hamman , both staff of INEC as well as the former Minister of Petroleum for conspiring to defraud the federal government with the  to compromise the 2015 general elections.

The judge sentenced the two convicts to seven years each on the three counts slammed against them by the anti-graft agency.

The judge said, “ The offence has a mandatory provision. I ’m constrained by the law . They shall be sentenced to seven years imprisonment without the option of fine.

” However in view of plea to temper justice with mercy , I will allow the sentence to run concurrently,”

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