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Former Lawmaker Jailed Two Years for ‘419’


A former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Gabriel Daudu, has been jailed for two years for money laundering.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Lokoja, the Kogi State on Monday found the former lawmaker guilty and thus convicted him accordingly.

In the judgment, Justice Ekwo found Daudu guilty on 77 out of the 208 counts pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Daudu, who also served as the Caretaker Chairman of the Ogori/Mangogo Local Government Area of Kogi State between January and July 2008, had been standing trial since April, 2010 alongside a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Kogi State, Albert Adesina.

The charges pressed against them by the EFCC bordered on conspiracy, advanced fee fraud and money laundering involving about N1.4bn.

But while Daudu was convicted on 77 counts and sentenced to two years on each count to run concurrently, Justice Ekwo, however, discharged and acquitted Adesina, who was only charged with one count.

Justice Ekwo held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.



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