Courtroom Sentences Nigerian Serving Senator Nwaobishi To Seven Years’ Jail Over Cash Laundering

The Lagos Division of the Courtroom of Attraction has sentenced Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to seven

The Lagos Division of the Courtroom of Attraction has sentenced Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to seven years’ imprisonment for cash laundering.

Nwaoboshi, who’s the senator representing Delta North Senatorial District on the Nationwide Meeting, was convicted by the courtroom on Friday.

Nigeria’s anti-graft company, the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, in 2018, arraigned Nwaoboshi and his two corporations, Golden Contact Development Undertaking Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd.

Within the two-count cost marked FHC/L/117C/18, the EFCC alleged that the defendants laundered N322 million between Might and June 2014.

However, in a judgment delivered in June 2021, Chukwujekwu Aneke held that the company didn’t show the weather of the offences for which it charged the senator.

In his judgment, Justice Aneke held that the prosecution didn’t name important witnesses and tender concrete proof to show the weather of the offences for which it charged the defendants.

Aneke additionally discharged the businesses on the identical grounds.

Nevertheless, the anti-graft company filed an enchantment and in its ruling on the EFCC’s enchantment on Friday, the Courtroom of Attraction held that the trial choose erred in dismissing the costs towards the respondents.

In accordance with an announcement by the EFCC, the courtroom of enchantment held that the trial choose erred in dismissing the costs towards the respondents.

“It stated the prosecution had proved the elements of the offence and consequently discovered the defendants responsible as charged,” the assertion reads.

The courtroom ordered that his two corporations, Golden Contact Development Undertaking Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up according to the provisions of Part 22 of the Cash Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.

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Supply: Sahara Reporters.