‘I Had a Cut From Diezani’s $115 Million Bribe’ – INEC Boss Confesses
Nemesis caught up with one of the corrupt INEC officials as he pleads guilty to corruption.
A Director of Administration at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving 30 million Naira for the purpose of manipulating the outcome of the 2015 general elections.
According to Channels TV reports, he allegedly received the sum out of a total of 264.88 million Naira purportedly used by the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to bribe some officers of the electoral body ahead of the conduct of the elections.
The EFCC Prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the money is a small fraction of a larger sum of $115 million, which the former Petroleum Minister allegedly diverted.
The INEC Director has given useful information to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He also surrendered the title document of a landed property he acquired with the funds for 25 million Naira in Delta State, with another five million Naira already recovered from his account.
After reviewing the facts, Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, subsequently found him guilty of the offense and convicted him.
The judge, however, deferred his sentence till Friday, April 7.