Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kano zonal office, has secured the conviction of a deputy director of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Auwal Jibrin, and one Garba Ismaila, on a six-count charge of unlawful enrichment and gratification.
Justice Yusuf Birnin-Kudu of the Jigawa State High Court sitting in Gumel sentenced the INEC official 12 years, while Ismaila was jailed seven years.
Their journey to prison started after the commission received intelligence report that they benefited from the $115,010,000 largesse of a former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.
Investigations showed that they got N45 million from the N250 million disbursed in Jigawa purportedly to influence the outcome of the 2015 election. Read more