N 7 m Fraud: Former Local Govt Chairman Bags 6 Months Imprisonment!

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday recorded one more conviction as a Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State presided over by Justice I. E Ekwo sentenced one Mr. Enesi Jimoh, former chairman of Adavi Local Government Council to six months imprisonment without an option of fine.

Mr. Enesi was found guilty of converting N7 million belonging to Adavi Local Government council for personal use while in office. The money was meant for provision of borehole for communities in the council area.

Enesi was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside one Samuel Abiodun Ojo, Commissioner for Agriculture in March 31, 2010. However, Ojo was discharged by the court after a no case submission filed by the defence counsel, H.O Agumbiodun in June 2012.

One of the charges for which Jimoh was convicted reads, “That you Enesi Jimoh Suleiman while serving as executive chairman of Adavi Local Government council converted the sum of 7 million naira property of Adavi Local Government Council, concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 and also punishable under section 14 of same Act”.

Author: NewsAdmin

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