Two civil servants, Mohammed Audu and Yusuf Ayodeji, have been sentenced to 105 years imprisonment. The men were arraigned at a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Jabi on Monday on charges bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and awarding contracts to companies in which they had interests and others.
The convicts, who were procurement officers in the office of the accountant-general of the federation, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in July 2016.
Audu was arraigned on a 10-count charge while Ayodeji faced a five-count charge. They were in charge of a World Bank project known as Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS, an economic reform governance project.
In his judgment, Yusuf Halilu, the judge, sentenced Audu to seven years imprisonment on each of the 10-count charge, amounting to 70 years and Ayodeji to seven years each on each of the five-counts charge, amounting to 35 years imprisonment.