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Court Jails Kebbi Accountant-General 70 Years for N1.6bn Fraud

Court Jails Kebbi Accountant-General 70 Years for N1.6bn Fraud

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The Court of Appeal in Kebbi has sentenced Kebbi State’s Accountant-General, Mohammed Dakingari, to 70 years in prison after finding him guilty of N1.6bn fraud. The appellate court, in its judgment allowed the appeal by the EFCC, convicted and sentenced Dakingari to seven years imprisonment each on 10 of the counts preferred against him by the anti-graft agency. The sentence is, however, to run concurrently. Kebbi State High Court, had discharged and acquitted Dakingari, on charges of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence preferred against him and one other by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He allegedly used his office as the Accountant-General for personal enrichment to the tune of N1.6billion. Dakingari was charged alongside Musa Yusuf, Managing Director, Bea...