A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Yisa Olanrewaju Adedoyin, has pleaded guilty to receiving the sum of N70,050,000.00(Seventy Million, Fifty Thousand Naira) from the N23billion alleged Diezani Allison- Madueke bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election. 

Adedoyin alongside Christian Nwosu and Tijani Inda Bashir were re-arraigned today on an amended six-count charge bordering on receiving gratification to the tune of N264, 880, 000.00 ( Two Hundred and Sixty-four Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos.

Both the first defendant, Nwosu, and third defendant, Bashir pleaded not guilty to all the charges when they were read to them.

However, the second defendant, Adedoyin, pleaded guilty to count four of the charge.

While addressing the court, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that the second defendant, Adedoyin, had entered a plea bargain agreement with the Commission to pay a fine of N10million and that the Commission had recovered properties worth N23 million and N5 million draft from Adedoyin’s account.

… Consequently, Justice Idris found Adedoyin guilty as charged and convicted him, accordingly.

Justice Idris adjourned to May 15, 2017 for the hearing of the Nwosu’s bail and ordered him to be reminded in prison custody.

It will be recalled that Justice Idris, on April 27, 2017, ordered the final forfeiture of landed properties measuring 100ft by 80, lying and situated at Okotomi layout, Obodogwugwu Quarters, Okpanam, Oshimili North LG and 100ft by 50, lying in the same local government area of Delta State; and the sum of N5m (Five Million Naira) recovered from Nwosu.

Source: EFCCNigeria

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