A High Court sitting in Yola, capital of Adamawa presided by Justice Nathan Musa has sentenced two INEC staff to 21 years imprisonment over N362 million collected from a former Minister of petroleum to compromise the 2015 presidential election in the state.
The court also asked the Inspector General of the Federation to work with Interpol to produce former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison Madueke so she can face prosecution over the N362 million she sent to two INEC staff.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had brought the case against Ibrahim Mohammed Umar, Sahabo Iya Hamman both staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as the former Minister of Petroleum for conspiring to defraud the federal government with the intent to compromise the 2015 general election.
Justice Musa noted that the court delivered the verdict after due diligence established a conspiracy between the threesome,
He convicted and sentenced the two INEC staff to 7 years each on the three count charges brought against them by EFCC but said since they are first term offenders the charges will run concurrently.