Ex-LG boss bags six months jail term over N7m fraud

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State has sentenced Enesi Jimoh, former chairman of Davi Local Government Council to six months imprisonment without an option of fine.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has recorded one more conviction as Enesi was found guilty of converting N7 million meant for provision of borehole for communities in the council area for personal use while in office.

Enesi was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside one Samuel Abiodun Ojo, Commissioner for Agriculture in March 31,2010. However, Ojo was discharged by the court after a no case submission filed by the defence counsel, H.O Agumbiodun in June 2012.

One of the charges for which Jimoh was convicted reads, “That you Enesi Jimoh Suleman while serving as executive chairman of Davi Local Government council converted the sum of N7 million property of Davi Local Government Council, concealing its illicit origin and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 14 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 and also punishable under section 14 of same Act”.

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