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Presidential election: Courtroom sends two PDP chieftains to jail over N142m bribe rip-off

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Two chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, in Bauchi State, Aminu Umar Gadiya and Saleh Hussaini Gamawa have been convicted by a Federal Excessive Courtroom, Bauchi and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for offences that bordered on conspiracy and cash laundering to the tune of N142, 460,000.00.

Justice Hassan Dikko convicted Gamawa and Gadiya on March 2, whereas ruling on the 2-count cost introduced in opposition to the defendants by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).

This was disclosed in a press release on Saturday by INEC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren.

The defendants had been first arraigned on June 4, 2018 and re-arraigned on October 16, 2018 on a two depend cost for purportedly receiving over N142million to affect the results of the 2015 presidential elections in Bauchi State.

The sentences of the duo are to run concurrently ranging from March 2, 2023.

The defendants had pleaded not responsible to the costs in opposition to them, setting the stage for the case to proceed to full trial.

Nonetheless, on the shut of proof, the ultimate written addresses had been filed, exchanged and adopted on January 17, this yr, with the prosecution asking the courtroom to convict the defendants as charged.

Justice Dikko, nevertheless, reserved judgment for March 2, 2023.