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Court Sentences Ex-Kogi Lawmaker To 154 Years Imprisonment Over N1.4bn Fraud

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A Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State has sentenced a former member of the state House of Assembly, Gabriel Daudu to 154 years imprisonment for a 1.4 billion Naira fraud.

Daudu, who was first arraigned in April 2010, was prosecuted by the EFCC on a 208 count charge bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of public funds.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who presided over the case, found him guilty of 77 counts and sentenced him accordingly.

In his ruling, the trial judge, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. He therefore sentenced Mr Daudu to two years on each of the 77 counts, to run concurrently.

Before the conviction of Daudu, prosecuting counsel, Wahab Shittu, tendered various exhibits before the court and fielded 13 witnesses to prove the case against him.

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