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N1.4bn Fraud: Supreme court upholds FHC judgment, returns ex-Kogi lawmaker to prison

The supreme court of Nigeria has passed judgment dismissing the application of former Kogi state lawmaker, Gabriel Daudu, challenging the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lokoja.

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Daudu was convicted of N1.4bn fraud case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2016.
The former Kogi State House of Assembly member and former Caretaker Chairman of Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi State challenged the Federal High Court’s judgment at the court of appeal and lost before approaching the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Daudu was first arraigned in April 2010 by the EFCC on a 208 count charge bordering on money laundering and misappropriation of public funds while in office.
The former lawmaker was found guilty of 77 of the initial 208 count charge levelled against him.
The presiding judge over the matter Justice Inyang Ekwo sentenced Mr Daudu to 154 years in prison, two years on each of the 77 counts, to run concurrently.
The implication of the Supreme Court’s Judgment, therefore, is that ex-lawmaker is to return to prison.

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