Ex-lawmaker convicted of N1.4bn fraud gets N4m bail | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f


The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to the tune of N4m to a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Gabriel Daudu, who had been convicted by a Federal High Court in Kogi for an alleged N1.4bn fraud.

He was found guilty of 77 out of 208 counts and consequently sentenced to two years on each of the counts. The sentence was to run concurrently.

The convict, who is also a former Caretaker Chairman of Ogori/Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi State, had approached the Court of Appeal to upturn his conviction but the appellate court on March 1, 2017, threw it out.

He, therefore, approached the apex court to upturn his conviction.

The lawyer and relative of the convict, Joseph Daudu (SAN), who is also a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, asked the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.

However, the counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Wahab Shittu, opposed the application.

After due consideration of arguments, the Supreme Court admitted Daudu to bail with two sureties in the sum of N2m each.

The sureties must have land property and must be resident in the FCT.

Daudu, who is currently serving his prison sentence in Koton-Karfe is expected to complete the sentence in August.

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  1. WHAT? A two year jail sentence for each count charge and the sentence run concurrently? Just only this for a whole N1.4bn fraud? So, it means he will just be in jail for a total of two years and would be free and come back again to join the political system and steal more, may be then he will steal N1.4tn and would get four years. Where is the change and where is justice in all these? Only 2 years for stealing the future of many children and future generations? If someone steals a loaf of bread because he is hungry, (which is not good to do because that's where stealing billions start), they will burn him down to ashes and if he's lucky enough that the police rescued him from being lynched, a Judge may give him about 1 year, for a loaf of bread but this thief can buy as many loaves of bread as uncountable with what he stole and he got to spend only 2 years in jail? THIS IS A MOCKERY OF JUSTICE, IT'S PLAYING ON THE NIGERIANS INTELLIGENCE. This is absolute nonsense. Someone once told me that the more u stole the better for u because everyone connected to your case would have their shares of the loot and they will make sentencing easy for you. He then told me of a case where a man stole a cell phone and got years of prison term and he said most probably the Judge was too mad because there can't be no settlement for him out of a cell phone and with such annoyance, he gave him a jail term beyond measure, Loloudest. WOW !!! That's very interesting but how could someone not think like that when this kind of stupid judgement takes place and we are saying CHANGE. N1.4bn will have gone a long way building schools, paying teachers their salaries, building some roads or restructuring some hospitals like providing medical equipments or would have gone a long way doing whatever it may be meant to do at whatever area it would have been used. Look, we need to WISE UP. The war we are fighting or the change we want could ONLY be won or achieved by collective reasoning and determination of all, coupled with the blessings and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and not just the efforts of a few individuals. Stop your mockery, we are wise enough to know what is going on. As usual, be blessed inJesusChristname but trust no one but Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Savior and Lord because these things will soonest round up and you will have to STAND face to face, eye ball to eye ball before your Maker. Who then shall defend u before Him? Who then shall be ur advocate? Who then shall plead and speak for u? The only One who is able to is He that died for u on the cross of Calvary, "the Lamb of God that took away the sins of the world, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of the living God." Tanx a lot. Today, Friday 07072017 @ 2:32 pm.


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