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Ex-LG Boss To Spend 7 Years Behind Bars over N41.1m Fraud

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Ibrahim Buba Gayius

Ibrahim Buba Gayius

The former Chairman and Chief Accounting Officer of Hong Local Government Council, Adamawa State, Ibrahim Buba Gayius was on Thursday, October 6th sentenced to 70 years in prison over alleged N41.1m Fraud.

He was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Justice B. B Aliyu of Federal High Court, Yola, on 10 count charge bordering on conspiracy, embezzlement and diversion of public funds, Fraud and abuse of office.

Gayius was earlier arraigned on March 2015 before Justice Aliyu, for alleged collection of N50m agriculture loan on behalf of the members of the staff of the council but instead, he gave out less than N10m to them and diverted the remaining amount for his personal use sometimes between December 2009 and January 2010.

Justice Aliyu, after consideration of the weight of the offence convicted and sentenced Gayius to seven years imprisonment on each of the ten count charge and the sentence to run concurrently.

The prosecution counsel Israel Akande prayed the Court for the convict to refund the stolen money to the council which Court granted and ordered the convict for the restitution of N38.4m back to Hong local government council.

4 Comments

  1. tunmi

    October 8, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Concurrently. Meaning he is serving 7 years for all 10 charges. Not bad given the crime. Hopefully the money is recovered.

  2. Ehn ehn

    October 8, 2016 at 4:02 am

    70 years in prison abi? Oya madam patience and co sef should have special jail or kirikiri constructed for them. If only 9ja justice system was fair mschw

  3. Baby gurl

    October 8, 2016 at 7:46 am

    70 or 7 years? This one did not have connections. No godfather. Not validating his crime but how many of the politicians have been charged for stealing billions from us. Corrupted judiciary. Rubbish system.

  4. lola

    October 9, 2016 at 1:39 am

    This is why this country cannot progress. Even in the corruption there is corruption! If we are known for one thing can we not attain mastery of that one thing??? Now this one doesn’t have a godfather to protect him, he is the scape goat. Is N41m (the cost of one range rover) going to bail the country out from recession even if it is recovered? If this man is jailed anybody who has been found guilty of corruption in this adminstratiom must also be jailed! Instead of them to admit they have failed in the corruption fight over their inability to convict one single thief they are witch hunting people that don’t have clout. Ex-governors are prancing around in private jets and launching stupid projects after leaving their states in debt and this is the judiciary’s way of showing they are working. Is this the change Nigerians voted for? This administration is a collosal waste of the electorate’s passion and hope. Toothless bulldogs!

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