Lagos Judge Sentences INEC Official For Receiving Bribe From Diezani.


Nigeria's former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke is in the news again.
A federal court in Lagos has convicted a former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) administrative secretary in Kwara State, Christian Nwosu.

Mohammed Idris, the Judge, pronounced Mr Nwosu guilty of laundering N264million.

“I find that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt in the manner required by law,” the judge said.

The judge adjourned sentencing till Friday and ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ensure his present Nwosu in court tomorrow.

The EFCC re-arraigned Mr Nwosu for allegedly accepting kickbacks from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani K. Alison-Madueke.

Mrs Alison-Madueke is still currently standing trial in the UK.

Mr Nwosu was re-arraigned alongside Tijani Bashir before Mr Idris.

They were charged with another INEC official Yisa Adedoyin, who had pleaded guilty to the offence and was convicted following a plea bargain.

Mr Nwosu initially pleaded guilty to receiving N30million gratification from Mrs Alison-Madueke ahead of the 2015 general elections, but later changed his plea to not guilty.
Alison-Madueke is an embattled Nigerian politician and the first female President of OPEC. She was elected at the 166th OPEC Ordinary meeting in Vienna on 27 November 2014.
She became Nigeria's minister of transportation on 26 July 2007. She was moved to Mines and Steel Development in 2008, and in April 2010 was appointed Minister of Petroleum Resources.
Age is currently standing multiple trials in Nigeria and UK bordering on corruption and money laundering.

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