The anti-corruption campaign of the Buhari administration has come hard on an official in Gombe state who was sentenced to 31 years in prison over money laundering.
Samuel Bulus Adamu, a former chairman of Shongom local government area of Gombe state was sentenced by a court that found him guilty of a seven-count charge bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering.
The EFCC charged Samuel Bulus Adamu to court after it received a petition against him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) EFCC Gombe zonal office charged the official to court after it received a petition from the TICAN Engineering Enterprises on allegations bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering to the tune of N97, 640, 000.
The EFCC disclosed that after being found guilty, the trial judge, Justice Afolabi, sentenced Adamu to five years imprisonment on counts 1, 2 and 4 without an option of fine.
Former Council Chair Bags 31 Years For N97m Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe zonal office, has secured the conviction of Samuel Bulus Adamu before Justice N. I. Afolabi of Federal High Court Gombe. pic.twitter.com/6Of4p9kuZn
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) July 24, 2020
On count 3, the court sentenced him to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine, and on counts 5, 6 and 7, the court sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment each without an option of fine.
The sentence is to commence from July 10, 2020, and run concurrently. He said the sentences are to commence from the 10th of July, 2020, and will run concurrently.
Justice Afolabi also ordered the convict to pay the sum of N31, 640, 000to the coffers of Shongom Local Govt through the registry of the court under the supervision of the EFCC.