The Buhari administration’s anti-corruption campaign has hit hard at an official in Gombe state who was sentenced to 31 years in prison for money laundering.
Samuel Bulus Adamu, a former local government Chairman of the Shongom district of Gombe state, was sentenced by a court that found him guilty of seven counts bordering on fraud and money laundering.
The court sentenced the former boss of Gombe Council to 31 years in prison EFCC charged Samuel Bulus Adam in court after receiving a petition against him.
EFCC Gombe zonal office has charged an official in court after he received a petition from TICAN Engineering Enterprises on charges bordering on fraud and money laundering in the amount of N97, 640, 000.
EFCC reported that after being found guilty, the trial judge, judge Afolabi, sentenced Adamu to five years in prison on counts 1, 2 and 4 without the possibility of a fine
On count 3, the court sentenced him to seven years ‘imprisonment without the right to impose a fine, and on count 5, 6 and 7, the court sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment without the right to impose a fine.
The sentence is due to start on July 10, 2020 and run concurrently. He said the sentences should start on July 10, 2020, and will run concurrently. Judge Afolabi also ordered the convict to pay the sum of N31,640,000 to the Treasury of the Shongom local government through the court registry under the supervision of the EFCC.
Meanwhile, the suspended EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, asked the Federation’s attorney General, Abubakar Malami, to provide evidence of the charges against him.
Responding to a request from retired judge Ayo Salami, who is headed by a presidential Commission of inquiry, Magu said the charges against him were naked lies that cannot be proved.
Magu is being questioned on charges bordering on insubordination and corruption, following a recent memo by Malami accusing the suspended EFCC boss.
He was held for ten days before being released after his suspension was perfected and the next highest-ranking officer was refused control of the anti-bribery Agency.
In response to this question, magu, who “vehemently and unequivocally” denied the charge against him, described how he was treated as a common criminal, as an unfortunate person.
He said the false and malicious accusation was aimed at ruining his hard-earned reputation.