INEC Officials Bag 7 years In Jail For Receiving Bribes From Diezani

INEC Officials get 7 years In Jail For Receiving Bribes From Diezani

Two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been sentenced to prison for seven years for receiving bribes to compromise the 2015 elections.

They were convicted of benefiting from a sum of $115.01m that Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, paid to several people towards compromising the general election in 2015.

Christian Nwosu, a former INEC Administrative Secretary in Kwara State, and Tijani Bashir, another former INEC official, were found guilty of the offences.

On Friday, Justice Mohammed Idriss gave the order, after both men were found guilty of offences bordering on money laundering to the tune of N265 million.

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