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Former NIMASA DG Sentenced to 5 Years Imprisonment for N1.5 billion Scam



Raymond Omatseye

Raymond Omatseye

Former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Raymond Omatseye has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, PUNCH reports.

Omatseye was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for engaging in contract splitting and bid rigging estimated at over N1.5bn while he was the DG of NIMASA.

According to the EFCC, this contravened Section 58(4) (d) of the Public Procurement Act, 2007.

The ex DG was also charged with money laundering contrary to Sections 14(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004.


  1. bruno

    May 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    only 5 years? are u people kidding us. what a joke of a sentence. shame on the judge that sentenced this criminal to 5 years. he stole 1.5 billion and he got only 5 years.

    I hope if we go to the prison we would see this man in his cell serving his time with no special treatment.

  2. Obi

    May 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Nothing smells fresher than the air of freedom. Not even 1.5 billion of any currency in the world.

  3. Abby

    May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Just 5 years? you kidding me

  4. Grace

    May 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    5 years if way too small, he would have been 30 years. Thief… SMH

  5. Abby

    May 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Meanwhile, I hope they got the money back. 5 years and 1.5billion naira still safely in the bank is equal to nonsense as far as I am concerned.

  6. Marian

    May 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    All these people should ROT in jail mehn!!!!! aaargggh!!!!!!! can they stop with the corruption already? i’m tired of it mehn, how can a country have doctors on strike?? like how??? if all these people will just stop stealing then salaries will get paid and infrastructures will be updated.

  7. dips

    May 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    One GOAT down!!!

    More goats to follow………….

  8. Puzzles

    May 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Emm…. Where is the money o?
    That one sef is important. #BringBackTheMoney

  9. Prince

    May 21, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Excitement in the air. But 5years is too small. 25years would have been great.

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