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Ex-Kogi Lawmaker Sentenced to 154 Years in Jail for N1.4 Billion Fraud



Law-ToolsThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday secured the conviction of a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly and former Caretaker Chairman, Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of the state, Gabriel Daudu, for a N1.4 billion fraud.

Daudu who was first arraigned in April 2010, was prosecuted by the EFCC on a 208 count charge bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of public funds.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who presided over the case at a Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State, found him guilty of 77 counts and sentenced him to 154 years imprisonment.

In his ruling, the trial judge, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond every reasonable doubt, and therefore sentenced Daudu to two years on each of the 77 counts to run concurrently.

Before the conviction of Daudu, prosecuting counsel, Wahab Shittu, tendered various exhibits before the court and fielded 13 witnesses to prove the case against him.


  1. Mamacita

    April 26, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Brilliant news!

  2. bruno

    April 26, 2016 at 9:48 am

    round of applause for EFCC. first time.

    I hope if we visit that prison we would see this man in the cell like every other criminal carrying out his sentence with no special treatment.

  3. Omoluabi

    April 26, 2016 at 9:51 am

    One person, one person just bagged a century and a half of jail time!!!! Music to my ears!

    • juliet

      April 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      you guys should read……he gets 2 years for 77 count charge and it is to run concurrently!!!! meaning he gets to spend only 2 years in jail for 1.4 billion naira fraud. please read and understand before you start jubilating….thsi is not justice!!

  4. Fabulous B

    April 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

    LMAO @ 154yrs in jail. Justice for my people. Just one scape goat! Nigerians need more! My God doesn’t sleep nor slumber

  5. beauty

    April 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Umm, its going to take him 3 lifetimes to complete his jail term, judging from naija’s life expectancy, lol

  6. keke driver

    April 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

    The kinda news I love….HahaHAHA #evil

  7. Paul Adeyemo

    April 26, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Nigerians & sensationalism. Don’t you read stories before commenting. The guy was sentenced to 2 years for each of the 77 counts which amounts to 154 years. The prison terms will be served concurrently meaning the guy will only spend 2 years in prison. There are so many educated illiterates on bella naija despite the fact that most of them stay abroad. You don’t need a law degree to know this. Big shame

    • Cindy

      April 26, 2016 at 11:35 am

      You can educate without sounding condescending you know?

    • Aisha

      April 26, 2016 at 11:44 am

      @Mr paul you do know there is a way to enlighten people without feeling like ‘a know it all’ right?yes so many don’t understand the legal process but you don’t have to insult and belittle them to educate/get your point across…smh typical Nigerian

    • juliet

      April 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      that is the problem with Nigerians….they get carried away easily!!!

  8. Enoch

    April 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Excuse Me Please, Is it transferable to His next generation because this is much to bear by one person.

  9. juliet

    April 26, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    he is serving 2 years for the 77 count charge at the same time –

    “the trial judge, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond every reasonable doubt, and therefore sentenced Daudu to two years on each of the 77 counts to run concurrently”

    this is not justice abeg!!!

  10. yabada

    April 26, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    In the famous words of Timaya “A.K.A Mr. Your Money Is Mine!”…….why bother with nigeria….its clear they were the greediest and most thieving of all the jews living in israel. And No i dont blieve Nigerians r a real African country, its just a shame that the first impression anyone likely meets from Afrika.

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