2 Former Officials Of The Office Of Acountant General Of Federation Jailed 150 Years For
Two former staff of the Office of the Accountant General of the federation has been convicted for participating in a fraudlent act to the tune of N1,000,000,000.00(one billion naira)
Justice Yusuf Halilu convicted the duo following the successful prosecution of the case by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Mohammed Dogonyaro Audu (also known as Abdullahi Dogonyaro Mohammed) and Yahaya Ayodeji were found guilty of a 10-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and complicity in award of contract to the tune of N1billion (One billion naira).
Trouble started for the duo after they a floated companies through which they cornered contracts emanating from the Economic Reforms and Governance Project, ERGP, and Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS, domiciled in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Delivering his judgment, Justice Halilu of a fedral high court in Federal capital Territory, Abuja said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt adding that, as public servants, the convicts abused their offices.
“I am not expected to remove or add anything before me. They (Audu and Ayodeji) took advantage of their offices and did what they did. For me, I do what my conscience and the law directs me to do”, the judge ruled.
He thereafter found Audu guilty on counts 1 to 10 and sentenced him to seven years on each count without an option of fine. Ayodeji was found guilty on counts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 9 and also sentenced to seven years on each count.
The sentences are to run concurrently.