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Lawmaker jailed 154 years for fraud loses at appeal court

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has dismissed an appeal filed by Gabriel Daudu, a former member of the Kogi state House of Assembly and former caretaker chairman of Ogori/Magongo local government area of the state, who was sentenced to 154 years for N1.4 billion fraud.

He was convicted by a Federal High Court in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state after a prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 208-count charge bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of public funds.

He was however sentenced upon conviction for 77 counts of the charge by Justice Inyang Ekwo.

The Nigerian Television News (NTA) reports that the politician appealed the case but in a ruling by the appeal court on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the judges unanimously upheld the ruling of the lower court and dismissed Daudu’s appeal as unmeritorious and lacking in merit.

Source: Naij.com

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