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Court Jails INEC Staff For Fraud     

Funsho Akinwale

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, identified as Ibrahim Umar and Sahaba Hamman, have been jailed for fraud by the Adamawa State High Court.

Before their conviction, Ibrahim Umar was a former electoral officer in charge of Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, and Sahabo Hamman was a retired staff member of INEC and a representative of the West African Network of Election Observers.

They were said to have conspired and withdrawn the sum of N370m from a bank in Yola before they were nabbed and charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola, during the hearing, sentenced the two culprits to 21 years in prison on three counts bordering on conspiracy, and for corruptly enriching themselves.

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