The Economic and Financial Crimes Commisssion, EFCC has secured 41 years jail term against the Chairman of the Zamfara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Murtala Adamu Jengebe. A five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto and presided over by Justice Hannatu Sankey sentenced him to a cumulative jail term of 41 years.
EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in a statement said Jengebe was convicted by the court after the appellate court found him guilty on the seven out of the 10 counts for which he was earlier acquitted at the Federal High Court, Gusau, Zamfara State.
In the lead judgment of the Court read by Justice Habeeb Abiru, the earlier acquittal of the embattled Chairman by a Federal High Court in Gusau was set aside.
The appellate court held that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt seven out of the ten counts of the money laundering charge brought against him by the EFCC.
He was consequently sentenced to five years imprisonment on each of four of the counts and seven years each on three other counts respectively.
However, the Court ordered that the sentences shall run concurrently.
It would be recalled that on the 12th day of May 2017, the Federal High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Justice Z.B Abubakar discharged and acquitted the convict on a ten- count charge of Money Laundering but convicted him for engaging in private business while he was still in public service.
An offence he was never charged for by the Commission.
Dissatisfied with the judgement of the lower court, the prosecution approached the Court of Appeal seeking it to set aside the judgement of the lower court.
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