NEWS: Federal High Court sentences 2 INEC officials to 7 years imprisonment over Diezani bribes.

The Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced two former officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) to seven years imprisonment for reportedly receiving the sum of N264 million bribe from a former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to rig the 2015 general election. PAY ATTENTION:  ALSO READ MORE NEWS: The court in a ruling on Friday, January 25, handed down the sentences to ex-INEC administrative secretary in Kwara state, Christian Nwosu and a former INEC official, Tijani Bashir, after it found them guilty of collecting bribes from the former petroleum minister.

The reporter had reported that the court in Lagos on Thursday, January 24, convicted two former officials over the bribery case filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). PAY ATTENTION:  ALSO READ MORE NEWS: Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos, convicted Nwosu following accusations by the EFCC that he collected N30m from the former minister. Back in October 2017, Nwosu admitted that he benefited N30 million from Diezani, however he added that it was not directly.

Meanwhile the reporter report that INEC has said that no one will be allowed to bring food items to polling centres in Kwara state. The Kwara state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Garba Madami, speaking at a stakeholders forum in Ilorin on Thursday, January 24, said the measures were taken to check the spate of vote buying and selling in the coming general elections.