Court jails two civil servants 105 years

Chidi Samuel || Two civil servants, Mohammed Audu and Ayodeji Yusuf were on Monday sentenced to 105 years imprisonment by the federal capital territory high court, sitting in Jabi for fraudulent activities.

The trial Judge, Yusuf Halilu sentenced Audu to seven years imprisonment on each of the ten count charges preferred against him amounting to seventy years imprisonment while Yusuf was sentenced to seven years on each of the five count charges levelled against him amounting to thirty-five years.

The Judge in his ruling said that they both took advantage of their privileged positions to as procurement officers to perpetrate criminal acts at the World Bank project.

Audu and Yusuf both procurement officers in the office of the accountant general of the federation were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFCC) in 2016 for abuse of office and award of contracts to companies they both had interest in.

They were prosecuted in pursuant to section 26 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Act 2000, punishable under section 12 of the same Act.