A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto and presided over by Justice Hannatu Sankey has sentenced the Chairman of the Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Murtala Adamu Jengebe, to a cumulative jail term of 41 years.
The acting spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tony Orilade, who disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja said Jengebe was convicted after the appellate court found him guilty on seven out of the 10 counts for which he was earlier acquitted at the Federal High Court, Gusau, Zamfara State.
In the lead judgment of the court read by Justice Habeeb Abiru, the earlier acquittal of the embattled chairman was set aside, Orilade said.
According to him, the appellate court held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt seven out of the ten counts of the money laundering charge brought against Jengebe by the EFCC. Read more